Is there any chance at all that the environmental movement could be reformed from within? Are there any environmentalists who could play the role of Martin Luther in 1517, nailing 95 Theses to the (green) church door and setting off an analogous reformation of the corrupt green establishment (which comes complete with its own form of medieval indulgences called “carbon offsets”)?
It may sound implausible, but in the last print edition of National Review I shine a spotlight once again on Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, and suggest they may be the only game in town worth watching. Along the way I describe the Sierra Club’s Carl Pope as the most doctrinaire member of the environmental politburo, and National Review gave the piece the subtitle I use here for headline for this post: “Standing Up to Pope Carl.”
It is a fitting analogy.