James Lovelock: The Revenge Of Gaia
"Global heating was not much more than a rumour in 1979 when Lovelock launched the Gaia hypothesis, an audacious vision of the living earth as an organism, whose geology and life-forms had together evolved ways of maintaining a climate and an atmosphere congenial to life. He seemed confident that Gaiaâ€™s intricate connections, linking forests and oceanic algae to cloud formation, would be able to counter the earthâ€™s warming from man-made carbon dioxide. Now, as global temperatures creep relentlessly higher and climatic disasters proliferate, he believes we may have already gone beyond the point of recovery."
"Itâ€™s a powerful book but disablingly depressing; although Lovelock is a scientist of brilliant prescience, he is not such a good psychologist, and his severe and spartan argument may not push the right buttons."