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In four decades of research and experiment, the most famous being the "Daisyworld" � model, Lovelock has overcome the once-widespread skepticism of his peers to officially move Gaia from a Hypothesis to a Theory.
Personally I have always felt that while the Gaia theory had a certain appeal, Daisyworld is still one of the best ways to explain a particular ecological principle for instance but it is not without it's critics, and probably rightly so.
Chu's proposal bears a lot of resemblance to Andrew Watson and James Lovelock's 1983 computer simulation of life on a fictitious planet called Daisyworld.
The twist in this model is that Daisyworld, like our world, is becoming warmer.
Today Daisyworld provides a very obvious analogy to Chu's white roofs and pale roads.
If nothing else was changing in Daisyworld, the daisy population might stay near some equilibrium fraction that kept the temperature stable.