Check out Adam’s viewpoint article published in The Michigan Daily.
The environmental movement’s contempt for man can be traced back to its philosophical underpinnings. Environmentalists subscribe to the idea that the environment has intrinsic value. In other words, they believe that nature is automatically valued, with or without the existence of man. This is precisely why environmentalists oppose mankind’s destruction of wetlands but not the natural destruction of wetlands. It’s also why they oppose the building of a manmade dam but not a dam built by a beaver. Mankind’s disturbance of the inherent “goodness” of nature is seen as wrong and, ultimately, as immoral.