Environmentalism as a Religion

I posted this video before and thought I would do so again. Freedomainradio talk show host Stefan Molyneux interviews to Dr. Robert Nelson of the University of Maryland and a fellow at the Independent Institute.

In his interview, Dr. Nelson discusses his book that makes the case that environmentalism is a modern form of religion. In many ways I agree with Dr. Nelson’s premise. The environmentalist movement has an apocalyptic vision based on the doctrine of original sin coupled with ideas on how to attain salvation (i.e. reduce your carbon footprint) based on the morality of self sacrifice (i.e. altruism).