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Regular news: Issue 596 11 May 2012

I was wrong, says climate alarmist

A scientist who fuelled fears about man-made global warming has admitted that his predictions of catastrophe were wrong.

James Lovelock warned about the effects of CO2 emissions in his 2006 book, The revenge of Gaia. Interviewed in 2008 he predicted that by 2040, “parts of the Sahara desert will have moved into middle Europe. We are talking about Paris. As far north as Berlin.”

But last month Lovelock admitted he was wrong and said others, such as former US vice president Al Gore,...

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