About James Lovelock

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 an equally passionate walker. Last summer he moved with his wife, Sandy, to a coastguard’s cottage in Dorset and he told me that the achievement of which he is most proud is walking the 630-mile South West Coast Path with her in 1999 …’’

Enjoy life while you can

Decca Aitkenhead interviews JL for The Guardian, Saturday 1 March 2008.

‘‘Climate science maverick James Lovelock believes catastrophe is inevitable, carbon offsetting is a joke and ethical living a scam. So what would he do? …’’

Gaia’s Warrior – PDF (500KB)

Robin McKie, science editor of the UK’s Observer newspaper, interviews James Lovelock for Australia’s G: the Green Lifestyle Magazine, July / August 2007 issue.

‘‘In the 1960s James Lovelock was an eco-pioneer; today he’s a firm advocate of nuclear power. Meet the independent thinker who is never far from the intellectual fray … ’’

Degrees, awards and prizes.

Papers by James Lovelock.

Significant scientific contributions by James Lovelock.

Curriculum Vitae, correct as of October 2006.

Wollaston Medal citation. In 2006 the Geological Society awarded James Lovelock the Wollaston Medal, its highest award.

Great Thinkers – James Lovelock

Mary Midgley on James Lovelock, published in the New Statesman on 14 July 2003.

‘‘Lovelock is an independent scientist. Though fanatically accurate over details, he never isolates those details from a wider, more demanding vision of their background. He thinks big. Preferring, as Darwin did, to work outside the tramlines of an institution, he has supported himself since 1963 through inventions and consultancies. Reared in Quakerism, he remains, in his eighties, quiet, vigorous, amiable and intellectually explosive.’’

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