Environmentalism: Science or Religion
With all of the selected readings that we have had over the past week, there were two main points that were derived out of them.
A) Environmentalism is/based on religion
B) Environmentalism is/should be based on facts
I know that there are many people who would like to save the environment. Thats all good and all, but thats not the way that i see humans treating the environment. The environment is something that needs to be studied and observed, not used as a way for people to rely on to help solve their issues that they cant deal with themselves. That to me is why i can never truly believe in environmentalism as a religion
The religious aspect of environmentalism is like a glove. It only fits if you put it on the right hand. With that analogy said, you would have to be the right kind of person to actually take something away from the religious aspects of environmentalism. With the "tree huggers" of the world saying that we need to save the environment because it is alive is true, to an extent. The environment is alive, but it does not have free will to get up and move about as we do, with a purpose.
Science can explain many things in the world. It can explain why we travel around the sun, why an apple doesn't fall into the sky, and why the environment is the way it is. There are many instruments that can detect the slightest imbalance due to CO2 or temperature in certain parts of the world. What makes you think that science can't explain why things happen in nature. We are able to find links to the past through archaeologically excavations that try to preserve the environment to explain what it was like and how we can save it through scientific means.
a link to climatecrisis.net