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Isn't the more obvious hypothesis that those people DID make an evidence-based value judgement and decided differently?

Your argument only seems to work if you start by assuming bad faith on the part of environmentalists. How about you trust us instead?

Not bad faith, just bias! I do trust environmentalists, more than I trust basically everyone else in the public sphere.

But there's a reason the article keeps using the word conservationist instead :)

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