O Professor James Lovelock, autor da Hipótese de Gaia, acaba de reconhecer que errou nas suas profecias apocalípticas resultantes do que julgava ser o "inevitável" e terrível aquecimento global. Atente-se nas suas declarações à MSNBC:
"The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened," Lovelock said.
"The climate is doing its usual tricks. There’s nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now," he said.
"The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time… it (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising – carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that," he added.
Aguardemos agora pelas reacções dos membros do colégio cardinalício. Mas hoje sinto que algo de importante se alterou. Uma alteração talvez dramática. Mas para James Delingpole, esta notícia, a confirmar-se, será ainda mais significativa. Concordo.