The Carbon Disclosure Project is also getting hot on the problem of water usage and the problems we face in the future - http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/cdp-report-corporations-water-scarcity But do we in the UK hear anything from the Government about plans for new reservoirs to be built at the same time as new housing and how this will meet the need? No. And otherwise, are we going to be praying for a 50% increase in rainfall to meet a 50% increase in population by the end of the century? Come to that, what about the fact that last winter, Britain had about one day's worth of gas spare? What will happen to natural resources with a massively larger population? The energy crisis is coming and it will be urgent. Life could be as many people of the UK have not seen before. And I don't just mean that there's no gas and no hot water - in fact, no water - when you turn your shower on.
This is a major green issue. One thing that would turn down the tap on population increase is limiting immigration. The alternative is ecological meltdown this century unless energy needs are planned for urgent delivery. So why don’t the Greens tackle this major ecological threat by doing the obvious thing first - limit immigration? The explanation for their lack of interest is easy: because ecology is secondary to the Greens now. It’s more important to them to cast themselves as the opposite of the UK Independence Party which is an anti-immigration party. To contrast themselves with UKIP, the Greens now talk themselves up as massively pro-immigration. How many decades to see the ecological devastation to the UK with endless new housing estates and rationed natural resources? Not long, I expect. The UK is not a relatively big land(s), despite Britons’ delusions to the contrary. Look at its comparative size on this Peters Projection map of the world: http://www.eastbound88.com/showthread.php/31885-The-World-Map-is-WRONG!-Peter-s-Projection
So the Green’s have lurched away from their core business in order to ‘not look like UKIP’. Crazy. The same behaviour happened in the 1980s Labour Party. Up to 1983, many Labour thinkers saw the EU (called the EC back then) as a wicked capitalist club, and campaigned the 83 election to leave the EC. Wow! But then their arch-enemy, Tory Prime Minister Maggie Thatcher (“Maggie Maggie Maggie! Out out out!”) made her anti-EU noises (“Non non non!”, she said to the EC) and, lo and behold, suddenly Labour lurched the opposite way, made itself pro-EU, pro the capitalist club, so that it could be the opposite of Thatcher. Abysmal. Parties should concern themselves with having principles and what they believe in, not lurch around trying to be the opposite of someone else. Dire.