First, I don't see Arminianism mentioned anywhere in the article. Whether man affects the environment can be seen in China, where the lack of pollution controls has made the air in many parts virtually unbreathable.
People in Washington State complain of that same pollution heading their way, just like the debris from the Japanese tsunami washed up in Hawaii a while back.
But I think environmentalism needs to be looked at as a religion on its own. I know people who get upset about the energy used in a big baseball stadium, but have nothing to say about the sexual perversions rampant in the land. The mainstream news also reflects this: a tragic accident in Philadelphia caused the death of 3 young people on the street when a motor vehicle was stolen and then had an accident. What was the headline: SUV causes death of 3 youth. The guys who car-jacked the vehicle caused the accident.
I had not heard of this, so I was surprised to see it, though it may have appeared in other years. Since "The Week" is a liberal news source, I think their subscribers will think that this infestation is a result of Global Climate Change. And then they will curse people driving big SUVs, using huge amounts of energy in air conditioned baseball stadiums (no joke, I went to a game last week and the complaint from one guy was...imagine the energy being used to cool this place!).