The book referenced has nothing to do with Environmentalists, other than their Medievalism. Whatever they try to tell you, they're still luddites at heart.
What better way could the EU show its commitment to fighting Global Warming than by letting its economy stagnant and decline? Once the EU matches, oh say, Ghana's economic performance, then it will prove beyond all doubt how genuinely committed it is to dealing with "single most important long-term issue that the planet faces." Keep at it EU!
From the terminally brilliant Diplomad, who really should be workin' Vegas with Buddy Hackett.
I have a sneaking suspicion that W is actually the Diplomad and writes it in his spare time. I am probably wrong about this.
You only go around once. Leave the biggest crater that you can.