Saviors of the Earth? The Politics and Religion of the Environmental Movement


Vice President Al Gore and other environmental leaders push for radical changes in Americans’ actions and ways of thinking. These changes, however, are not based on scientific findings but rather on pseudoscience–a manipulation of scientific data in a quest for legal power, political popularity, and Eastern mysticism. Their objective is to protect the environment, yet their laws accomplish little. In the process, the economy and ultimately we, the people pay the highest price.Coffman contends that every job in America is fundamentally linked to our natural resources. The fabric of our society would collapse without the commodities of paper, lumber, agricultural products, fish, minerals, and petroleum. Ironically, these commodities–and their sources–have become endangered by the environmental extremists in their misguided attempt to become the saviors of the earth.