The environmentalists have a hatred of man call into question the value of economic progress in the first place.
Hate comes from envy which comes from vanity. The envi-mentalists want at least half of humanity to die off, thereby reducing their painful feelings of envy in half, or so their thinking goes. What doesn't make logical sense is why don't they want the mankind-killing climate apocalypse they tell us is coming? If all they believe is true, they get their wish. They should be rooting for it.
Message to envi-mentalists from the Joneses next door: "Try to keep up!"