- Habitat loss from over-development
- Ecosystem disruption by pollution, war and climate instability
- Predation for bush-meat, “aphrodisiac” horns and other animal-part trade, and pet trade
- Other stressors brought on by humans not being cognizant or concerned over the consequences of their actions and choices
The stresses felt by many in the middle and lower economic classes are not felt or understood by most politicians. Government ought to mediate to lessen the burden, and to help us move toward a more just and sustainable economy. The current tie between government and big business prohibits solutions that help a majority of people, what with legislators being more concerned with continuing the status quo and favoring the largest campaign contributors. Your participation in the Green Party will help change this.
Adjusted for inflation, current salaries do not buy the same goods and services that they did 30 years ago. The problem is not with poor productivity. People on the planet are working harder than ever. Production is “up.” The problem is that people in power and the policies they push have shifted all the gains to benefit only a small segment of the population.