Let us deconstruct. Mr. Johnson must believe that the "holy war" that science, environmentalists and ecologists are waging is a threat, or he would not use such inflammatory rhetoric. Normally, when something poses no threat to you, it is easily ignored and often passes attention-free across our visual cortex, nothing more. The linking of jihad with ecology is ironic, because in the environment, it can be said that Spring and Fall are the result of a war between Winter and Summer, but you would be wrong, the seasons facilitate one another as a result of their mutual existence. It would be hard to find a war, declared or otherwise within the realm of interdependent species. Is there a was between the salmon and the bear? No, the salmon goes willingly up into the hills and dales of the watershed, carried in spirit by the great healer, the most human, here in North America, of our animal cousins. Is there a war between bat and mosquito? Of between anteaters and the ants? No, each is simply attending to what needs to be done for survival.
We have come to a distinct phase of existence, wherein we are faced with conditions far beyond the realm of "normal"
What they do not tell you is that every single gallon of oil, every cubic foot of gas and every ton of coal will be more expensive than any we have ever produced before. The sheer cost of extraction, as the resources are depleted further, as we need to expend more and more energy to extract less and less viable store, as we put more and more technology into recovery efforts for harder to reach deposits, the price will continue to escalate. In addition the costs of pushing the graph further into new territory is becoming more and more frightening with each study and report. There is no way our leaders cannot know. Albert Einstein was pretty smart. In his wisdom he said that he didn't know what World War III would be like, or what weapons it would be fought with, but World War IV would be fought with sticks and stones. It seems that the ultra-wealthy and their lap dog politicians, which by the way came extremely cheaply, have waged the ultimate class war against both the vast majority of the human population, but wreaked havoc on the biosphere as well. Remember Mr. Johnson, mother nature always bats last.