It has long been an argument furthered by the author, based on evidence presented, by posting videos and linking to numerous articles that environmentalism is a religion.
In this hour long report done by BBC reports on scientist James Lovelock’s Gaia Hypothesis and how his controversial, mystical ideas infected not only potentially perverted scientific investigation and inquiry but also gave ecclesiastical justification for the science and policies built around human-induced climate change. Gaia theory is not only mystical but reinforces the doom-and-gloom notions held by environmentalists that humans are the cause of the Earth’s environmental depreciation, including climate change.
Fortunately, and to his credit, Dr. Lovelock recently dumped his environmental alarmism ridiculing the environmentalist movement as a foolish, romantic extravagance.
UPDATE: I don’t think my initial description was specific enough or may have been perceived to demonstrate a lack of knowledge on my part. I apologize for the misunderstanding or mixup if you were confused. Dr. James Lovelock’s Gaia Hypothesis suggests that living beings communicate with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to frame an automatic, complex framework that adds to keeping up the conditions for life on the planet.
It has been interpreted by some, such as Richard Dawkins, as being a kind of neo-Pagan mythology. While I somewhat agree with this sentiment, Lovelock seems to have flirted with the idea of mysticism but his theory is a way to explain how Earth’s ecosystem works through interaction. What the BBC documentary does not do is make the distinction between Dr. Lovelock’s hypothesis and those in the scientific field who made into almost a theological outlook that infected science.
My posting this is to point out that Dr. James Lovelock laid the groundwork as the BBC documentary points out. Even though he may not have wanted or culminated his theory to be mystical, there are those who did and it has added to the damage done to scientific inquiry. However, if one understands how the Gaia Hypothesis operates, one cannot claim to subscribe to the idea that humans are the cause of climate change. Since the Earth, according to Dr. Lovelock’s work, goes through warming and cooling trends according to its natural cycles, then humans cannot be the cause of climate change. Lovelock obviously did not have confidence in his own theory which is why he embraced alarmism. Fortunately, he somehow gained new confidence with his idea when he denounced environmental alarmism.