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Hay Festival: Green Salvationism & Pagan Gods

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Benny Peiser, John Sauven & Colin Tudge debate green salvationism & the return to pagan religion 

We are concerned about the planet. But why? As well as self-interest don’t we also wish to protect nature for its own sake? Should we openly recognise this pagan attachment to the tree gods? Is this a heresy that offers a better world or dangerous old/new age nonsense?  Alison Wolf asks naturalist Colin Tudge, Director of Greenpeace John Sauven and Director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation Benny Peiser to examine their motivations for saving the world.

How The Lights Get In, 31 May 2014