Environmentalism is an issue everybody ought to back. Nobody wants a bad environment, and we all drink the same water and breathe the same air. So how did it get politicized?
Thank the environmental activist organizations. They're generally run by left-wingers. And left-wingers from the time of Lenin have always infiltrated and taken over organizations like cancers, to twist their agendas to suit the left-wing agenda of the moment.
That's bad any time. But to poison the politics of environmentalism is a hanging crime. Nobody who really gives a damn about the environment should give the time of day to groups like Greenpeace, the Sierra Club or the other usual suspects who made things this way. They're "watermelons" - green on the outside and red on the inside.
So if you really want to see more progress on environmental issues, purge the left-wingers from the green groups. Don't give them any money until they change. Because until they do, their agenda will alwas be dictated by the needs of the left wing instead of those of the environment.