Abbey's work, pictured here, was a fictional novel
about four nature lovers who decide to wage relentless war against America's manic desire to spread the industrial system into every corner of the country.Answers.com offers that, because of the novel, "the term "monkey-wrenching" came to mean "...sabotage, activism, law-making, or law-breaking to preserve wilderness, wild spaces and ecosystems."
Through the looking glass - in 2009.
Although the standard tactics of climate science deniers have dissipated of late, by the end of 2008, their efforts had come to mirror, though poorly-masked manipulations, the comic-book qualities of Abbey's Monkey Wrench Gang. (see links below)
When one enemy sees the other 'through the looking glass', it's a sign that rationalism and democratic processes have a chance to prevail. There seems at last to be some hope for a more objective, constructive approach. Or is there?A sampling of new tactics by opponents of renewable energy are on plain view at this site, which, according to SourceWatch is led by Thomas J. Pyle, "a former energy policy aide for former House Majority Leader Thomas D. DeLay, and director of federal affairs for Koch Industries."
Historic posts on climate denier tactics.
Where Have All the Climate Deniers Gone?
Al Gore Says Climate Change Deniers Are Victims of the 'Bernie Madoffs of Global Warming' (Video)
The 4 Stages of Global Warming Denial
The Denial Industry: How The Culture War Over Climate Started
Climate Denial Crock of the Week - "That 1500 Year Thing"