We've probably reached "peak environmentalism" in the West, as the new cause-de-jour seems to be "racism". Here are two data points for my belief that environmentalism is on the way out:
Only a few years ago, global warming seemed like a sure winner to Yale’s then-president Richard C. Levin, when he announced in 2009 the establishment of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute and secured Rajendra K. Pachauri as its first head. Pachuari was the head of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the major force pushing global warming as a central battle to be fought to save humanity, and he was to serve both the U.N. and Yale at the same time, locking them together as leaders of the fight to rescue us all from doom.And
That was then; this is now. The Yale Daily News announced three days ago:
After a University decision to cut all its funding, Yale’s Climate Energy Institute will close by the end of June.link
California will need to double down on support of the bullet train by digging deeper into the state's wallet and accepting a three-year delay in completing the project's initial leg, a new business plan for the 220-mph system shows. linkA train whose first leg would go from nowhere to nowhere, with no riders, can only happen in California--and even in California it's having difficulty.
Is there a wind farm somewhere the greenies can support?
If they truly cared about the environment as well as modernity (in other words, progress) they'd support relatively clean, safe, plentiful, reliable, inexpensive nuclear power.