The so-called green movement posits the idea that humanity could and should limit its impact on the planet. Oh, sure, a lot of it is little more than marketing hype; tract-house developers, for example, who have focused on paving the countryside can claim to be earth-friendly simply because the houses they've built have energy-efficient windows and trash compactors. But the green sensibility, especially the actions of sincere individuals, does have merit. (Conflict-of-interest note: I'm a tree-hugger... More >>>