Wow, you have a way with words.
So here are my thoughts about on the environmental disasters:
About Government involvement:
Here's an interesting article which is "almost" correct:
The only problem with this article is that toward the end the author implies that we get to choose what does and does not survive. We don't get that choice at all. We don't even get to choose if we survive. We do get to choose if we live in a sustainable manner or drive our civilization to edge of collapse.