SingaporeAir: We could turn more pro-environemntal and realise that we can't make money from saving the environment and deal with that problem and the problem of the environment.
When you're hungry, have no roof over your head and your prospects are bleak, the environment is the last thing you care about.
Deforestation, overburdening natural resources whether renewable or finite, these are largely byproducts of societies whose people are living a hand to mouth existance. Big picture ideals such as a healthy clean planet mean little or nothing if you're not sure when the next meal or paycheck is coming.
Though it appears to me that a strong, vigorous economy is anathma (sic) to many environmentalists, it's mainly well off societies who actually have the option and wherewithal to care and actually improve our planets health, and they most definitely do.
I see this every day, even in unexpected places like KEWR, environmental regs and procedures are increasingly stringent. Anyone who thinks otherwise, should actually get out into the world. There has been a marked improvement over the past several decades in many measurable and visual areas of the environment.
You're only as good as your last departure.