This topic cycles through the debate areas occasionally and I always try to resist restating my position, but I find myself unable yet again :)
Global warming is not the main reason I care about environmental issues. I'd be lying if I said I was sorry that something has come up that has made people pay attention to the planet they inhabit. I don't understand the lack of concern for future generations, for bio-diversity, for pollution in general. I'm also disgusted by how shallow and immediate-gratification-based most of the people I know are. There's little or no consideration for the environmental footprint of their actions, there's only 'what's easy', 'what's fast', and 'what will make me happy'. Trouble is, happy isn't about possessions, or the US wouldn't be the mecca of anti-depressants that it is. Happiness comes from accomplishments, from understanding what it is NOT to have something, to work for something, and to make that journey to achieving and attaining goals.
I think the Green Revolution is a wonderful thing because I think that Americans have become narcissistic, greedy, and lazy, caring only for themselves as individuals and giving no consideration to the community around them. I'm not saying that EVERY person behaves that way, I'm saying that I see it as the over-arching problem with our culture.
I could easily go on a huge tangent at this point, but I'll rein myself in and just leave it at that :)