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" You mustn't take what I say as gospel because no one can second-guess the future. "
" The oil companies regard nuclear power as their rival, who will reduce their profits, so they put out a lot of disinformation about nuclear power. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" An inefficient virus kills its host. A clever virus stays with it. "
" 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. "
" One pound of uranium is worth about 3 million pounds worth of coal or oil. "
" Climatologists are all agreed that we'd be lucky to see the end of this century without the world being a totally different place, and being 8 or 9 degrees hotter on average. "
" There is little evidence that our individual intelligence has improved through recorded history. "
" Fudging the data in any way whatsoever is quite literally a sin against the holy ghost of science. I'm not religious, but I put it that way because I feel so strongly. It's the one thing you do not ever do. You've got to have standards. "
" Life does more than adapt to the Earth. It changes the Earth to its own purposes. "
" Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest. "
" Science always uses metaphor. "
" 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. "
" The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. "
" So-called 'sustainable development'... is meaningless drivel. "
" 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. "
" I suspect any worries about genetic engineering may be unnecessary. Genetic mutations have always happened naturally, anyway. "
" 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. "
" For each of our actions there are only consequences. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Life clearly does more than adapt to the Earth. It changes the Earth to its own purposes. Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life and the material environment as partners. From the dance emerges the entity Gaia. "
" There aren't just bad people that commit genocide; we are all capable of it. It's our evolutionary history. "