It seems the authors of this book are writing by opinion and backing their opinions up with facts they find to make them sound right. I don't argue the fact that some Environmental groups can become overzealous in their cause and forget what their goal is BUT... what about the people like the average farmer who has been practicing conservation efforts from the begining. They till the earth, plant a crop, fertilize the crop with animal bi-products, reap the harvest, feed themselves and the animals, over and over, etc... Most people today have no idea what it takes to grow food for themselves, their families and/or their animals. All most people know is that they go to the store and their is food. Centuries ago, people grew their food and raised their animals and fed themselves. With the newest technology, we all WANT WANT WANT. What do you think all of this WANT does??? It causes the supply and demand curves of general economics to be put into motion. People need these high paying jobs just to live because we have caused the cost of living to rise so far that we cannot survive on the means of a famer, or simple laborer. We've caused this economic destruction ourselves by simple WANT and not NEED. So who do we blame??? Ask the authors and you'll hear what was written in the book, Environmentalists. Heaven forbid we blame ourselves.
Ask a child today where beef comes from. You'll probably hear "the grocery store". It is this false sense of nature and naturalism that "most" environmentalists are striving to help people recognize. People will not open there eyes to see the fact that each of us has an impact on the earth and people who sit back and say go ahead; drive your old clunky cars; drill oil; pollute the air, we won't be around to see the destruction it causes. They choose to live for themselves. The gift from God that we were all born with was free will. What we choose to do with it is determined by the individual. People gather into many groups to consolidate their efforts to use their free will. In almost every type of group, we see the end result of arguments over who is right and who is wrong.