British environmental scientist and creator of the Gaia theory James Lovelock dies at 103

James Lovelock, the British environmental scientist and creator of the Gaia theory, which hypothesizes Earth acts as a single living organism, 已经去世了 103.

Lovelock died on Tuesdaysurrounded by his family on his 103rd birthday,” a statement from his family released to the Guardian and shared on social media said.
“致全世界, he was best known as a scientific pioneer, climate prophet and conceiver of the Gaia Theory,” 声明说. “To us, he was a loving husband and wonderful father with a boundless sense of curiosity a mischievous sense of humor and a passion for nature.
    Lovelock’s family said that, until six months ago, “he was still able to walk along the coast near his home in Dorset and take part in interviews,” but that his health had deteriorated recently due to a bad fall.
      He passed away at 21:55 due to complications related to the fall,” 一家人说.
        Lovelock, who was born in England’s Letchworth Garden City, has made many contributions to the scientific community, including the highly influential Gaia theory, which considers the Earth as a model in which its living and nonliving parts interact as a complex system that are essentially a single organism.
        He was an early advocate for climate action, and some of his ideas have shaped the way climate scientists and biologists think about the world’s ecosystems today.
          James Lovelock made a vast range of contributions to scientific research, from developing instruments to search for life on Mars and creating the electron capture detector,” the Science Museum Group, which acquired the rights to Lovelock’s archive in 2012, 在周三的一份声明中说.
          On behalf of colleagues across the Science Museum Group, we wish to send his wife, Sandy, and family our deepest condolences,” 小组说.
            The Guardian’s global environment editor Jonathan Watts, who knew Lovelock and released the statement on behalf of the family, said he was deeply saddened by the loss ofa brilliant, 有趣的, caring friend.
            He will be sorely missed, though his legacy is all around us,” 他说.