One small good indication
A while back I noted with disgust
that the Army Corps of Engineers had abandoned common sense. ACE is in charge of checking levees on major rivers. For many years ACE had required levees to be free of trees, because one tree can break a levee when wind or disease crashes it. Enviroterrorists sued and ACE surrendered.
Amazingly the Corps has regained common sense. I don't know how this happened; normally the Feds blindly obey Gaia. Now they're back to the old requirement, and now the locals are grudgingly obeying.
Still no victory for common sense on a similar front. City Genocidist Jeff Perry is still in office, still promising to replace
every discharged wood weapon with two new weapons after one weapon has performed its assigned lethal task.
The whole fucking point of CIVILIZATION is to create a ZONE where humans can live. This sometimes requires EXCLUDING various types of animals and plants and humans from the BOUNDED ZONE. Trees are wonderful where they can't squash a house or breach a levee. Grizzly bears and wolves are wonderful where they can't reach humans or cows or sheep. This idea used to be so fucking obvious that it didn't even need to be stated. Now it's heresy.