Destroying ecosystems for short-term economic benefit is like killing the cow for its meat, when one might keep from starving by drinking its milk for years to come. Now is not the time to slaughter the cow.
In addition, the editorial calls for an increase in ecosystem monitoring, research, analysis, and (bravo!) simulation. I couldn't agree more, but as ecologists we are ill equipped to meet the immediate analytical demand that would be required to "fold ecosystem services into the budget".