"Even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while."
Sound familiar? It might if you'd lived through the Great Depression. FDR wanted to mobilize America as if we were in a war. LBJ declared a "war on poverty." GWB declared a "war on terror." Any time there's a threat to a democracy, the statists want to use war mobilization to bypass democracy. So this is nothing new.
Luckily for Lovelock, democracy is rapidly being bypassed already all over the West. So his wish is coming true.