Well, as I tried to say in my first comment, writing about, or in awareness of, the threat of extinction shouldn’t be viewed in a purely utilitarian way — “this will help save the planet” — in part because ideology and poetry don’t always mix too well, and in part becasue we need to get away from that kind of arrogance and utilitarianism. I do believe that art and literature can do something to reawaken a sense of primordial awe/wonder, though. I have to believe it.