Saturday, March 01, 2008
A very interesting interview with James Lovelock in the Guardian today. Now well into his 80s, he still maintains that his original theory that the Earth - or "Gaia" - is a living organism with self-healing powers that, for the most part, are beyond the power of us humans to control.
I wrote about this last October, admittedly in a slightly different context, and said: "Is it time to look again at the Gaia hypothesis put forward by James Lovelock? If the Earth is an "organism" perhaps disease, pestilence, famine and disasters on the scale of tsunamis and earthquakes are its way of telling us that we will have to learn to live with Nature."