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The Revenge of Gaia

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The Guardian reviews James Lovelock’s updated warn­ing to human­ity about the state of our planet:

Lovelock is at pains to sug­gest escape routes, most con­tro­ver­sially by call­ing for the rap­id expan­sion of nuc­le­ar energy pro­grammes, the one large-scale, carbon-free type of power gen­er­a­tion we possess.

“the odious smell of truth”

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Heroes and Villains from the NY Times (mostly villains)Review of James Risen’s book, State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration in the New York Times by Walter Isaacson:

So wel­come to the new age of impres­sion­ist­ic his­tory. Like an Impressionist paint­ing, it relies on dots of vary­ing hues and intens­ity. Some come from leak­ers like those who spoke to Risen. Other dots come from the mem­oirs and com­ments of the play­ers. Eventually, a pic­ture emerges, slowly get­ting clear­er. It’s up to us to con­nect the dots and find our own mean­ings in this landscape.

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