So you've heard the news about the guy in the discovery channel building holding hostages and demanding they change their programming to reflect saving the planet? I suppose his heart's in the right place, but he's clearly crazy. If I could talk to him and people like him I'd tell him that his views are slightly misguided..
We don't really need to worry about saving the planet. If we continue to disrespect nature, The Planet will take a million or so years off, bulldoze us over with a major ice age, and create a new ecosystem. The only evidence that humanity ever existed will be tiny ground up bits of plastic that might get incorporated into whatever new life forms evolve.
Do we need to wake up and change our ways? Yes we do, but get your priorities straight. We don't need to save the planet, we need to save the humans!