Doomed by Democracy
Governments might legitimately exercise emergency powers in wartime so, argues Prof James Lovelock, they should have similar powers to deal with the threat of global warming - even if that means abandoning democracy.
The BBC's "Ethical Man" Justin Rowlatt looks at whether Prof Lovelock is right to be so pessimistic about democratic societies' ability to act in the interests of future generations.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sfwtc
At the heart of the Green movement, is the idea that humans are a danger to the planet. Giving political freedoms to such a creature such as man, who would then excercise for personal pleasure, is galling to Greens.