The boffin who came up with the idea that the Earth was a living being has said it is too late to save the planet so you might as well just enjoy yourself.
Professor James Lovelock, who developed Gaia theory, said the only thing that anyone can hope for is that the earth will take care of itself in the face of completely unpredictable climate change.
Interviewed by the BBC, Lovelock, who is now in his nineties, said that while the planet’s future was utterly uncertain, mankind was not aware it had “pulled the trigger” on global warming as it built its civilizations.
He predicts the Earth’s climate will not conveniently comply with the models of modern climate scientists and global temperatures move in “jerks and jumps”.
Prof Lovelock slams politicians and scientists who are set to gain from the idea that we can predict climate change and save the planet.
Boffins of today had moved from investigating nature as a vocation, to being caught in a career path where it makes sense to “fudge the data”.
He does not think that renewable energy technology was based on “good practical engineering” either.
His answer is to all this is not to worry about whether the planet saves itself or not it is just to enjoy yourself while you can.