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Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest.
If it hadn't been for the Cold War, neither Russia nor America would have been sending people into space.
There aren't just bad people that commit genocide; we are all capable of it. It's our evolutionary history.
I suspect any worries about genetic engineering may be unnecessary. Genetic mutations have always happened naturally, anyway.
We'd never have got a chance to go outside and look at the earth if it hadn't been for space exploration and NASA.
The tropical rain forests are a telling example. Once cut down, they rarely recover. Rainfall drops, deserts spread, the climate warms.
So-called 'sustainable development'... is meaningless drivel.
One pound of uranium is worth about 3 million pounds worth of coal or oil.
Nature favors those organisms which leave the environment in better shape for their progeny to survive.
An inefficient virus kills its host. A clever virus stays with it.
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We rushed into renewable energy without any thought. The schemes are largely hopelessly inefficient and unpleasant. I personally can't stand windmills at any price.
Life does more than adapt to the Earth. It changes the Earth to its own purposes.
Geological change usually takes thousands of years to happen but we are seeing the climate changing not just in our lifetimes but also year by year.
Let's make hay while it lasts.
NASA will send up a big sun shade that will be in orbit between the earth and sun and deflect 2 or 3 percent of the sunshine back into space. It would be cheaper than the international space station.
For each of our actions there are only consequences.
I'm a scientist, not a theologian. I don't know if there is a God or not. Religion requires certainty. Revere and respect Gaia. Have trust in Gaia. But not faith.
I've got personal views on the '60s. You can't have freedom without paying the price for it.
Esso has been the main one in America spreading the disinformation that there is no global warming problem.
If you start any large theory, such as quantum mechanics, plate tectonics, evolution, it takes about 40 years for mainstream science to come around. Gaia has been going for only 30 years or so.
It just so happens that the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion. 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.
I don't think we're yet evolved to the point where we're clever enough to handle a complex a situation as climate change. The inertia of humans is so huge that you can't really do anything meaningful.
You never know with politicians what they are really saying. And I don't say that in a negative way-they have an appalling job.
You mustn't take what I say as gospel because no one can second-guess the future.
This programme to stop nuclear by 2020 is just crazy. If there were a nuclear war, and humanity were wiped out, the Earth would breathe a sigh of relief.
There is little evidence that our individual intelligence has improved through recorded history.
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