That’s a list quite contrary to the facts, a good illustration of how the advances of the 60’s and early 70’s are ignored. You seem to have forgotten the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, the EPA, the Endangered Species Act. Starting in the 60’s we did make great strides in clean up the environment and preserving species. You also seem to have obliterated the Civil Rights movement. The Great Generation defeated actual Nazis but they did it with a segregated army while legal segregation still reigned in many parts of the South. You won’t grant we have improved since then?