I have said so many times and I am sure I will do it many more times. I have spent years in the Middle East and I spent time with some really extreme acolytes of some religions. The many conversations with climate extremists remind me very much of those times and the many encounters I had. To be fair, the overwhelming majority of religious conservatives I met were very nice, decent people that would not harm anyone ever. But their religion was sacrosanct. No discussion is possible. No sense, no facts, no evidence, no reason. Only dogma. The one difference between the religious extremists I met and the climate crowd is that most of the religious folks were absolutely fine with leaving all the rest of us alone with our beliefs. Not so the climate crowd – its total control for them. George Orwell had a hunch.
Has environmentalism become more than just a good faith effort to protect the Earth? Is it now tantamount to a religion?