The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning by James Lovelock
Penguin Books | 26 February 2009
Hardback | 200 pages
James Lovelock described his previous book, 'The Revenge of Gaia', as a 'wake-up call for humanity'. Stark though it was in many respects, in 'The Vanishing Face of Gaia' Lovelock says tat though the weather currently seems cooler and pollution lessens as the recession bites, the environmental problems we will face in the twenty-first century are even more terrifying than he previously realised. The Arctic and Antarctic ice-caps are melting very quickly, and water shortages and natural disasters are more common occurrences than at any time in recent history. The civilisations of many countries will be jeopardized and life as we know it severely disrupted. This is his final warning.