So!! Citizen Kane and Pete want to know what the “Green Agenda” really is, and I thought no one would ever ask!! Actually there is not one definitive answer, the world consists of people some of whom would rather die than harm another human person, at the other end there are people who are unimaginably selfish in between there are; well; all of us. Some animals have a pecking order to ensure species survival, as the population increases and the food resource becomes limiting, those higher in the pecking order get well fed and one at a time the bottom dips out completely, departing the scene. Communal animals all share the food and all go hungry, often the entire food source is destroyed and the species dies out in an area, hopefully to recolonise from another area. Actually most species fall somewhere in between. The social struggle that we have identified is about how Homo sapiens should react to population stress and failing resources. Some of the selfish bastards referred to previously, believe that the pecking order situation benefits them, having accumulated sufficient resources themselves, they are concerned that the lower orders may render the planet less habitable before they starve. We are, admittedly, inconsiderate sods and our attempts to develop resources and economies, so that our families can participate in the good times, are having environmental impacts. Foot soldier “greenies” have no more chance of passing their DNA on to the ‘future generation’ that will inherit this Green Paradise than we do, they just don’t realise that they are being had. There are of course literally poor bastards simply trying to eke out an existence, in some case by living on a city tip or spending their whole lives in a refugee camp. In between there are humanists ( generally encompassing Christians) who have put forward an alternative way to preserve the Species and the planet. It came out of Agenda 21 of the first Earth Summit, essentially stating that : 1. The worlds economy needed to develop so that the entire population could survive. 2. The distribution of wealth needed to change so that a small reduction in economic activity wasn’t fatal to the poor. 3. Those countries that had achieved 1 and 2 could attempt to achieve Ecological Sustainability at the expense of their productive capacity. Not that everyone interprets Agenda 21 quite as I have. No.3 is very popular with Environmental Groups everywhere, but they like to ignore No’s1 and 2. Attempts to protect the environment without ensuring “meaningful economic participation” for the entire population merely hurts the poor. You will observe this as an increase in unemployment and inadequate social welfare, like education, health and support for the disadvantaged. The very reasons the US has stepped back from the Kyoto protocol. The greenhouse protocols ignore Agenda 21 and bring us back to the “Selfish bastards”. Why do I want you to know these things? The best defence against the Green Menace is “Ecologically Sustainable Development” itself. Interpreted the way it was intended ESD require that ALL of our resources are used appropriately so that they contribute to human needs, without destroying the resources in the process. Join Sustainability organizations and get them on the right track, I sure do. Understanding the facts gets us on the right side, some of the UN agendas are sensible, others have been deliberately corrupted. There are good humane people in the UN, there are also selfish arseholes, the good ones need our support.