05 Jul '11, 10am

Reading @wwwfoecouk on @marklynas new book: Left wing? Right wing? or just green?

Left wing? Right wing? or just green? It looks like left-wing, anti-capitalist environmentalists are in for a bad week. This weekend's papers had plenty of reviews of Mark Lynas' new book The God Species - and the book's controversial themes will probably fuel discussion programmes for a while. Lynas complains that the green movement has been hijacked by the left, and as such has headed down a dead end road. Painting all 'greenies' as radicals with ideas that the general public will never accept is an easy criticism, but is it really true? Here's why I don't think so. Our right-wing friends At Friends of the Earth we work with politicians from all parties to get the job done. For example, the first major campaign I ran at Friends of the Earth in 1999 involved working very closely with Conservative MP David Amess. David was not just an unashamed Thatcherite MP, but a virtua...

Full article: http://www.foe.co.uk/news/lynas_31833.html

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