Eric Posner sneaks some environmental common-sense into the conservative Volokh blog, eviscerating some simplistic arguments by John Tierney here and here, where Tierney argued that getting richer is virtually a universal solution to every environmental problem. I don't have anything much to add - it's pretty obvious that richer societies can afford to legislate stronger environmental protections, and yet another reason why richer countries should act first on climate change.
Some anti-technology environmentalism in the 1970s was misguided, from my distant viewpoint. The anti-environmental critique has never noticed how environmental groups have gone a long way since then. And the anti-environmentalists have gone nowhere.