Science in Society Archive


Index of articles from the Science in Society Archive on the topic of Gaia. For articles in other categories, please see the SiS archive menu.

Saving the Climate Dangerously
Geoengineering experiments can lead to big disasters if things go wrong, which is why it must be strictly regulated. The German Governments decision to proceed with its ocean fertilisation experiment violates the recommendations of the Convention on Biological Diversity, but there is no law against it.
Prof. Peter Saunders 2nd February 2009

Quantum Jazz
The meaning of life, the universe and everything
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 16th October 2006

The 'Wholiness' of Water
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho reports on how a body of water appears to change as a whole and wonders if oceans do it too
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 29th June 2004

More CO2 Could Mean Less Biodiversity and Worse
More carbon dioxide doesn't just make the earth warmer. It is an entire conglomerate of correlated changes of global dimensions in the earth's climate, water, land, and not the least of all, her living inhabitants.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 3rd October 2003

Soya Destroying Amazon
Brazil has been clearing vast stretches of virgin forests to make way for non-GM soya in order to capture world market. Will it stop under President Lula?
Peter Bunyard 2nd October 2003

Why the United States Needs the Amazon
The US cornbelt will shrivel if the Amazon is destroyed
Peter Bunyard 1st October 2003

Why Gaia Needs Rainforests
Losing the earth's largest remaining tropical rainforests will greatly accelerate global warming
Peter Bunyard 28th September 2003

Global Warming & then the Big Freeze
A global circulation of water between the surfaces and the depths of oceans plays a major role in keeping the earth's climate congenial to life. But this circulation is unstable to global warming, with catastrophic consequences.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 27th September 2003

Abrupt Climate Change Happening
'Climate change' conjures up a picture of a gradual process occurring in the timescale of the earth, hundreds if not thousands of years. Not anymore. Since the mid 1990s, scientists have been asking if climate change might be abrupt, in other words, it could happen suddenly, over a matter of decades or even years, and be global in extent.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 26th September 2003

Back to the Future for Gaia
The projected increase in carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere is without precedent over the past 12 million years or more
Peter Bunyard 25th September 2003