The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth is Fighting Back and How We Can Still Save Humanity by Lovelock, James
Language: English | PDF | ISBN-10: N\A | ASIN: B002RI9KO0 | 2007 | 240 pages | 54 MB
Gaia Theory tells us that the entire Earth, including the atmosphere, oceans, biosphere and upper layers of rock, functions as a single living superorganism, regulating its internal environment much as an animal regulates its body temperature and chemical balance. But now, says the theory's founder, James Lovelock, that organism is sick. It is running a fever born of a sun whose intensity is slowly growing over millions of years, and an atmosphere whose greenhouse gases have recently spiked due to human activity. Earth will adjust to these stresses, but on time scales measured in the hundreds of millennia - and in the meantime, humanity faces a severe test.