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When climate activism becomes a religion

Ericka Andersen writes in World Magazine about how climate activism has become a religion.

The C3 Take
  • Climate activism has become a religion for many young people, which is one cause of the higher rates of anxiety and depression that society is seeing.
  • While it is important to care about the Earth, parts of the environmental movement have had negative impacts on younger generations.
  • Free market economics can deliver cleaner economies and more prosperous societies.
  • Replacing climate anxiety with a belief in economic freedom will inspire optimism and lead to meaningful climate progress.

“When one’s hope is in this world, anxiety will overcome us. When one believes humans are responsible to be their own saviors, it will feel like an impossible task—because it is…As Christians and common-sense individuals, we can trust in the Lord, care for the Earth, and follow proven principles of economic empowerment to lift people out of poverty and create a cleaner, healthier planet.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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