- The APA is full of pork, distortions and subsidies (read more at enviro-econ)
- It's also "something," which some people prefer to nothing.
- "Greens" fall into several categories. NIMBYs and anti-capitalists are active here. They do not realize their hypocrisy. If everyone was a NIMBY, nothing would happen anywhere. If everyone was anti-capitalist, we'd be poor -- raising cows to make shoes and growing cotton for our shirts.
Although some people think that technology and innovation will save us, I do not agree. Because the environment is owned by none (and everyone) and unpriced, it's easy to overexploit it.
We need to cooperate to prevent that, and part of cooperation will require that we, all of us, do with less.
It's not going to be a big bang, but a series of steps, gradual steps, that take us to the goal.
Bottom Line: Better to recognize and work with constraints than ignorantly walk off a cliff.