How about this from Forbes:
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Lovelock was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974. He served as the president of the Marine Biological Association (MBA) from 1986 to 1990, and has been an Honorary Visiting Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford (formerly Green College, Oxford) since 1994. He has been awarded a number of prestigious prizes including the Tswett Medal (1975), an American Chemical Society chromatography award (1980), the World Meteorological Organization Norbert Gerbier Prize (1988), the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for the Environment (1990) and the Royal Geographical Society Discovery Lifetime award (2001). In 2006 he received the Wollaston Medal, the Geological Society's highest Award, whose previous recipients include Charles Darwin . He became a Commander of the British Empire CBE in 1990, and a member of the Companions of Honour in 2003. He is a patron of population concern charity Population Matters.
Here is some of what he said in the article you stopped reading:
In an April 2012 interview, aired on MSNBC, Lovelock stated that he had been "alarmist", using the words “All right, I made a mistake,” about the timing of climate change and noted the documentary An Inconvenient Truth and the book The Weather Makers as examples of the same kind of alarmism. Lovelock still believes the climate to be warming although the rate of change is not as he once thought, he admitted that he had been “extrapolating too far." He believes that climate change is still happening, but it will be felt farther in the future. Of the claims “the science is settled” on global warming he states:
"One thing that being a scientist has taught me is that you can never be certain about anything. You never know the truth. You can only approach it and hope to get a bit nearer to it each time. You iterate towards the truth. You don’t know it."
He criticizes environmentalists for treating global warming like a religion.
“It just so happens that the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion,” Lovelock observed
“I don’t think people have noticed that, but it’s got all the sort of terms that religions use … The greens use guilt. That just shows how religious greens are. You can’t win people round by saying they are guilty for putting (carbon dioxide) in the air.”
In the MSNBC article Lovelock is quoted as proclaiming:
"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;" he continues
"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.
I'm sure we'll start seeing links to wattsupwiththat soon enough.
Like this pause nonsense.
Oh and this from the same guy who was a skeptic of the so called hockey stick graph, set out to disprove it, and found that it was in fact accurate. Even helped to make it more accurate.The current pause is consistent with numerous prior pauses. When walking up stairs in a tall building, it is a mistake to interpret a landing as the end of the climb. The slow rate of warming of the recent past is consistent with the kind of variability that some of us predicted nearly a decade ago.
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the hockey stick graph has been proven false. the books were cooked. see climategate part the one.
"the science is settled" argument is BS.
no real science is never settled. even Newton's
gravity is being debated. look at the periodic table.
that's been settled tens of times. Einstein's theory is being debated. the whole point of science is keeping an open mind.
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"look at the periodic table. that's been settled tens of times."The fact that every scientific body examining Mann’s behavior has exonerated him deserves publicity and emphasis.
Posts like this are why climate truthers are looked at like ignorant children.
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The periodic table is revised every time we create a new element.
Climate is dynamic not static. If I was looking at trends in Earth's climate would I look at 100 years of data or a 1,000 years? 10,000 years?
Having a clear conscience just means you have a bad memory or you had a boring weekend.
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