Ann there is a vested interest in all of us to preserve the environment. Allow me to present that which is foreign to you: Credible evidence.
Presented here is a projection of how the world will change assuming two things:
1. The world temperature increases by 4'C which at the current expanding rate will occur by 2050 in conservative estimates.
2. Governments and people around the world respond rationally to this and move.
Note how all of America short of Alaska and Hawaii will be consumed by the desert well known already to be growing, how Mexico dies and large tracts of the coast and Florida are lost beneath the ocean. Note how your precious superpower homeland will falter and die as it becomes inhospitable and hostile to life. It has been said all the worlds people could fit in Texas, can all America's people fit in Alaska along with all the factories, houses and businesses? Or will you beg the Canadians for mercy to live on their land?
According to another scientist in the same article the Cow will likely go extinct by this stage due to its in-viability in the climate damaged world desperate for a little lebensraum. Will the USA go to war for lebensraum? One country once did, it did not end well.
Or perhaps something that's already happened Ann? How about the Exxon Valdez spill that devastated the humble Alaskan small town around Prince William Sound and reduced it to ruins by poisoning the fish to the point where fishing is still largely impossible there and oil can still be found by digging on the beaches? Exxon only ever paid a pittance, some $500 million of the $5 billion awarded by the courts to all those lives damaged and wrecked by the company and its callous disregard for safety or responsibility.
These are just two things coming to get you Ann, and your god whether you believe he exists or not, will not save you from your arrogance!