"James Lovelock fixes his mind's eye on what's to come.
'It's going too fast,' he says softly. 'We will burn.'
Why is that?
'Our global furnace is out of control. By 2020, 2025, you will be able to sail a sailboat to the North Pole. The Amazon will become a desert, and the forests of Siberia will burn and release more methane and plagues will return.'"