While many people have assumed that George Monbiot would always remain an overgrown teenager, his recent outpourings seems to have at least a whiff of maturity and even a newfound willingness to engage with the world as it actually is. Monbiot's column on Monday has attracted much attention (Judith Curry here, Anthony Watts here) and there is now a follow-up piece looking at the same areas.
Environmentalism is stuck – factional and uncertain even of the goals we seek. But we must face facts and engage with reality.
Of course many people have been saying that environmentalists were delusional for years, but I'm sure we were denounced for doing so.