The Revenge of Gaia

The Revenge of Gaia is a scientific book by esteemed scientist James Lovelock which discusses the effect human activity is having on the planet and what (if anything) can be done to halt the damage we have already caused. Lovelock proposes radical theories that contrast markedly with ‘traditional green’ thinking as well as forecasting in …

Atmospheric homeostasis by and for the biosphere: the Gaia hypothesis

By James E. Lovelock, Bowerchalke, Nr. Salisbury, Wilts. England and Lynn Margulis, Department of Biology, Boston University, 2, Cummington Street, Boston, Mass., USA. Published in Tellus XXVI (1974), 1-2. Manuscript received May 8 1973; revised version August 20, 1973. Abstract. During the time, 3.2 x 109 years, that life has been present on Earth, the physical and chemical conditions …

The regulation of carbon dioxide and climate: Gaia or geochemistry

By J. E. Lovelock, Department of Cybernetics, University of Reading, Reading, UK, and A. J. Watson, Marine Biological Association, Citadel Hill, Plymouth, U.K.  Published in Planet. Space Sci., Vol. 30, No. 8, pp. 795-802, 1982. (Received 12 September 1981)  Paper presented at the IAMAP / ICPAE Symposium “Origin and Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres”, 17-18 August 1981, …

Geophysiology, the science of Gaia

By James E. Lovelock, Coombe Mill, St. Giles on the Heath, Launceston, Cornwall, England. Copyright 1989 by the American Geophysical Union. Published in Reviews of Geophysics 17, 11 May 1989, pages 215-222. Abstract. The Gaia hypothesis postulates that the climate and chemical composition of the Earth’s surface environment is, and has been, regulated at a …

A Rough Ride to the Future

A Rough Ride to the Future is a Lovelock book which discusses humanity’s role in maintaining the Earth during this period of extensive climate change. As usual his writing is framed within his Gaia theory and is designed to provoke discussion.

Audio

The Ecologist podcasts recorded at the Science Media Centre, 28 November 2006, as 13 .mp3 files each several minutes long. ‘‘James Lovelock, the world famous scientist and environmentalist behind ‘Gaia’ theory (the view of the earth as an entirely interlinked system), speaks to journalists about ‘global heating’, nuclear power, and why Siberian real-estate might be a …

In the media

James Lovelock: A man for all seasons John Gray on James Lovelock, published in the New Statesman on 27 March 2013. ‘‘Lovelock has sometimes been portrayed as a prophet of doom. That picture has nothing in common with the man I have known for many years. Cheerful, humorous and life-affirming, he is a passionate talker – and …