Green ideology ‘as deadly as Communism’

A Catholic charity has launched a scathing attack on the Green movement, describing the excesses of environmentalism as an ideology every bit as dangerous as Communism. While global warming should be a “crucial issue” for the Church, worshippers must be deeply sceptical about many of the claims made by the environmentalist lobby, a new booklet published by the bishops of England and Wales has said. Written by Russell Sparkes, an expert in ethical investments, it argues that there is a proven tendency among some “Deep Green” activists to exaggerate the threat of global warming to vindicate their calls for government measures to “forcibly” move the world toward a “sustainable path”.