If you come across something with this question in the title, it’s probably put out by anti-environmentalists and the answer is yes. Either yes, environmentalism is a false religion threatening the “true” religion, whatever that may be, or yes, it is “just” a religion, unfounded in science or fact.
The last assertion — that environmentalism is not rooted in science — is the very opposite of the truth, one of those “big lies” propagandists sometimes resort to.
But even an environmentalist like me can see there are certain uncanny similarities between environmentalism and religion. And so I thought it would be interesting to examine the claim in an open-minded way, which I’ve done in a column for NRDC embedded below. Please read it and share your thoughts.