I'm starting to think the theory of environmentalism as a religion is starting to pick up some steam. The latest column on the subject is from Cathy Young for the Boston Globe and includes this conclusion:
...for many, environmentalism has become a secular religion with its own fanatics. Some speak of nature's wrath in transparently religious terms. Vanity Fair essayist James Wolcott has rhapsodized on his website about the destructive power of hurricanes as payback for ''the havoc mankind has wreaked upon nature," concluding, ''The gods are not pleased."
Has anyone tried offering a shrubbery? Anyone?