4. The world is locked into a techno-industrial system that needs more and more energy to survive
It needs a constant amount of energy to maintain what was built in the past, plus an increment every year for growth. If the growth of energy use stagnates, things begin to fall apart, Any person or organization that gets in the way of growth - especially in energy supplies - can expect to be crushed.
To the system the environment is just a a bag of resources for human use, with a "net present value" tag attached to it. In the face of the system's underlying and overwhelming exploitation imperative, the wishes of some greens amount to a fart in a hurricane.
I wish it were otherwise, but it's not. It will take a global collision with a critical physical limit to change things.