James Lovelock: The evolution of an intelligent man.

Damp winters on the edge of Dartmoor were taking their toll, so in recent years he has overwintered in St Louis, his wife’s hometown in Missouri. The experience altered his attitude to the politics and economics of energy.

Read the whole thing. The infirmities of age, combined with wintering over in the US, have changed many of his ideas.

I liked this quote, too. “He says he largely dismantled his home laboratory 10 years ago when he ended his life as a practising scientist: “I have become a thinker since then. There is so much more to do. I think retirement means death.”

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