Really good essay by Roberts on the real threat to the environment, not the media inflated one
That crap you hear on televitz is just a smokescreen to distract you from the actual hazards at hand.
Today the Robber Barons are better than they have ever been at sleight-of-hand to slip any regulatory controls the weak government might try to apply to them. Some believe that the reason that declining civilizations turn to oppression of their own people is that they completely lose the ability to interfere with the wealthy elites. They overcompensate by crushing the law abiding in their frustration to contain ever more rampant corruption and the circus-like atmosphere that looting cultivates in those who profit by it.