A 'Pagan Religion'
"It is very difficult in France to fight the pieties of climate change, let's put it like that," Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Paris columnist for the London Telegraph, added.
Moutet termed the belief in climate change, "a catechism:"
"Yes, it's a piety that they repeat over and over," she said.
French philosopher Pascal Bruckner called the belief in climate change "a pagan religion."
Watch more from Bruckner, who describes how this belief follows a "pagan religion" scenario where man must be punished for sinning against mother earth.
Bruckner has written the Fanaticism of the Apocalypse (Le fanatisme de l'Apocalypse). Although he supports environmentalism, he likens the climate change alarmism to a religious cult.
"Because it uses all the elements of traditional religion, especially the theme of the apocalypse," he explained. "In France and in Germany still more, you have this culture of fear: 'You have sinned, now you have to be punished.'"
"You have all sorts of snake oil doctors who now sell you carbon credits, and a whole industry has been built over this," Moutet said.