Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is delighted to welcome its newest patron, local resident and life-long member, Professor James Lovelock.
Amongst many things, Professor Lovelock is the inventor of the first device to detect CFCs in the atmosphere, originator of ‘The Gaia Theory’, author of seven books, and a Dorset resident with a keen interest in the natural environment. He was also the first living scientist in history to have an exhibition about his work in the Science Museum last year.
Professor Lovelock joined Dorset Wildlife Trust as a life member in the 1960s. At the turn of the century in 2000, he completed the 630 mile South West coast path walk, in just 13 weeks, and has always enjoyed exploring Dorset’s natural environment.
Professor Lovelock said, “Completing the South West coast path walk felt like a wonderful achievement, and it was great to see the South West coastline so untouched. Dorset is an important part of my life and my support for Dorset Wildlife Trust is very strong. I have nothing but admiration for DWT. I’m so pleased to have been a member since the 1960s, even though I’ve not lived in Dorset for all that time!”
DWT’s Chairman, Professor Nigel Webb said, “Professor Lovelock is an internationally renowned scientist and his Gaia Hypothesis has become firmly established. The originality of his thoughts and the breadth of his knowledge and concern for the environment will be a huge asset to DWT. It is a great honour for Dorset Wildlife Trust to count Professor Lovelock as one of our Patrons and we look forward to working with him on a range of different projects.”
To find out more about different ways to support Dorset Wildlife Trust, and become a member, visit www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/join, or phone 01305 264620.