Extinctionism and Religion
And lest you think she's just a crazy blogger like me, her post includes most of an article from the Economist - not a magazine noted for it's wild flights of fancy. Here's a taste:
Science treasures its own apocalypses. The modern environmental movement appears to have borrowed only half of the apocalyptic narrative. There is a Garden of Eden (unspoilt nature), a fall (economic development), the usual moral degeneracy (it's all man's fault) and the pressing sense that the world is enjoying its final days (time is running out: please donate now!). So far, however, the green lobby does not appear to have realised it is missing the standard happy ending. Perhaps, until it does, environmentalism is destined to remain in the political margins. Everyone needs redemption.
In the comments, Gormless Norman is the first to suggest that that redemption could be extinction.