Students of mine know that I am very interested in environmental issues and am, by at least some measures, something of an environmental radical. While I think environmentalism is best understood as a conservative issue, needless to say many of my fellow conservatives (including Dr. Sherlock!) think I am an environmental kook.
That said, I am not a romantic environmentalist and I think obligations to the environment can be best understood only as they pertain to social justice issues. Here is an amusing but also substantive attack on the romantic environmentalism presented in the film Avatar (which I have not seen since I don’t really go for big box office orgies of spectacle).