Although the vast majority of all environmentalists are progressive, they are becoming voiceless in the political capitals of most industrialized countries. Outside the United States, the political agenda is increasingly being set by the reactionary values of the greens. Even within the United States, the leaders of mainstream organizations all too often accept and endorse the reactionary environmental agenda.

For these reasons, it is vital that a new policy agenda be devised – one which is pro-human, pro-science and pro-free-enterprise. What follows is a brief discussion of the principles that should guide the development of this agenda.