Published on Apr 11, 2014
We should give up on saving the planet – James Lovelock James Lovelock has spent his career in science defying the mainstream, with startling results. He accurately measured the extent of ozone depletion in the atmosphere using home-made equipment, and is most famous for the Gaia hypothesis, which suggests the Earth is a self-regulating system that enables life to exist on the planet. The theory shaped environmental scientists’ exploration of climate change.
As London’s Science Museum opens a new exhibition dedicated to his life and work, Lovelock gives Ian Sample an exclusive tour