It's capitalism, stupid
Ring is trying to achieve some sort of "balance." But there is one essential aspect of the overarching analysis which you don’t mention, and that is the macroeconomic structure that determines our social, property, class and power relations: Capitalism. It contains within its design and function inherent contradictions at the root of every environmental issue you have highlighted since your inception, and yet it remains outside the boundaries of the conversation.
At some point someone, somewhere, will have to take on the dominant narrative that says, "We can have it all — unlimited prosperity, a clean healthy environment, peace and justice for all — and it will all be painless if we will only learn to ‘compromise.’ "
David D. Jones