Maverick?

Guardian: 'Enjoy life while you can'

[James] Lovelock has been dispensing predictions from his one-man laboratory in an old mill in Cornwall since the mid-1960s, the consistent accuracy of which have earned him a reputation as one of Britain's most respected - if maverick - independent scientists…

For decades, his advocacy of nuclear power appalled fellow environmentalists - but recently increasing numbers of them have come around to his way of thinking…

"You're never going to get enough energy from wind to run a society such as ours," he says. "Windmills! Oh no. No way of doing it. You can cover the whole country with the blasted things, millions of them. Waste of time."

(My emphasis added.)


2 thoughts on “Maverick?

  1. It certainly does - and we need to cut down. But we're not going to cut down that much, so we need a reliable source of energy, which windmills ain't.

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