According to James Lovelock, anyhow:

“I don’t think we’re yet evolved to the point where we’re clever enough to handle a complex a situation as climate change,” said Lovelock in his first in-depth interview since the theft of the UEA emails last November. “The inertia of humans is so huge that you can’t really do anything meaningful.”

One of the main obstructions to meaningful action is “modern democracy”, he added. “Even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while.”

Fighting words from a cranky 90 year old man, but is he really that out of line? Read the rest of the article over at The Guardian before passing judgement..

 

One Response to Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change

  1. David Horton says:

    And, by way of proof, three stories just today – Obama to massively increase offshore drilling http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/31/obama-oil-drilling-plan-e_n_519553.html.

    Victoria to massively increase prescribed burning – http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/03/31/2861373.htm?site=thedrum

    Learsy pushes abiogenic oil – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/raymond-j-learsy/methane-oozing-in-alaska_b_518177.html

    I despair.

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