Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Make do and mend: the inner morality of environmentalism

A thoughtful piece on Spiked today that highlights the discrepancy between defining the problem and enacting a solution within environmentalism. All too often, science is used a guise behind which a moral agenda is hidden and it is only when solutions to the perceived problem are promoted that the true nature of the moralism is revealed.

Is the environmentalist's obsession with climate change really driven by the scientific evidence? Or is the true determinant of the environmental agenda an ongoing obsession with limits and an elitist desire to control who has what within the world?