I was just looking at an article by Mark Morford, something along the lines of "your prius can't save you now". The basic thesis was correct, small individual efforts or half measures aren't going to help.
The comments were appalling. They ranged from deniers, to those arguing which was better the prius or prius C, those criticizing him for writing it because he drives a car too (according to them), etc. I think there were 1 or 2 coherent comments that were actually on topic in the whole bunch.
Its very frightening. But heck, I used to think that better minds would prevail and we'd have a gradually improving environmental policy in this country and then I looked at the sides of every road. There is no place too close to home or too beautiful for someone to trash. Go to any site of scenic natural beauty and someone that took all the effort to get there still took the time to litter or otherwise deface the place.
I had to give up on the environmental field. I'm trying a medical career and I'll contribute to someone who has more energy to fight.