We are increasingly pinning our environmental hopes on the coattails of men in government. It is becoming more evident that solutions to the largest global environmental problems must come from governments. As we grapple with truly transnational issues, such as ozone depletion, global warming, or tropical deforestation, we turn, expectantly, to the governments of the world for environmental clarity, for leadership in forging both national and international policies that will avert global catastrophe. The environmental hope for the future is the expectation that governments will act as neutral players, arbiters of the greatest environmental good.