This letter appears in today's Leicester Mercury:
Get back to the Gospel
Many commentators have remarked on the similarities between religion and climate alarmism.
Both are based more on faith than on evidence. Both warn of dire consequences unless we have faith and change our way of life.
The Church of England seems to have abandoned religious faith entirely and taken up the new religion of climate alarmism instead.
The children's writer GP Taylor, formerly an Anglican Minister and author of the best-selling Shadowmancer, has just announced his intention to leave the Anglican Church and join the Roman Catholics, saying that the C of E is "a sinking ship that has become the spiritual arm of New Labour".
He adds "many bishops spend more time preaching about climate change than preaching a gospel of salvation".
The recent multi-faith conference at Windsor suggests that other world religions are taking the same line on climate change.
This is particularly ironic at a time when the world is cooling, and when more and more scientists around the world are breaking cover to challenge the theory of man-made global warming.
Perhaps world religions should have more faith in God, and less in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Roger Helmer, Conservative MEP, East Midlands