Or not. David Owen, in The New Yorker, acknowledges that the only way to significantly reduce greenhouse gases in the near term is by tanking the economy. He also notes that
The environmental benefits of economic decline, though real, are fragile, because they are vulnerable to intervention by governments, which, understandably, want to put people back to work and get them buying non-necessities again—through programs intended to revive ordinary consumer spending (which has a big carbon footprint), and through public-investment projects to build new roads and airports (ditto). Our best intentions regarding conservation and carbon reduction inevitably run up against the realities of foreclosure and bankruptcy and unemployment. How do we persuade people to drive less—an environmental necessity—while also encouraging them to revive our staggering economy by buying new cars?
Damn those governments pushing policies to employ people and enable personal mobility!
So keeping GM in business may be patriotic, but it's an act of treason if your true loyalty should be to Gaia instead.