1: Could you see such a philosophy ever coming to dominate the third party platform?
I can imagine it. Don't think it's likely because Green hits the radical side of eco-terrorism and Libertarian hits the radical side of shrinking defense down to Swiss levels, legalizing everything (which is too scary here), permitting everything (goes against distrust of the private sector), and a whole lot of other things that keeps the party small. But I can imagine a green libertarian movement, and I'm seeing this happening.
As energy costs go up, business naturally tries to find ways to save money. On the green side economic incentives could be introduced, such as a tax on carbon emissions. This can be done at the state level rather than national or global, and it can become like a commodity market. It's being tried right now.
Boeing has developed a lighter airliner which saves fuel. It's a hot item, so the company is doing better. This is on the libertarian side of economics and environmentalism.
Here's a link to my favorite site because Lovins
nearly single-handedly started this stuff rolling back in the 1970s. The guy's a visionary but also aware of why companies resist change unless that change makes sense. Cycling waste in one company to raw material for another company has taken hold. Using lighter materials for manufacturing in the transportation industry has taken hold. We're already back to the 1970s thing of gas mileage being of more importance than horsepower.
It's probably too late to roll back global warming. Oh well, get used to it, huh? We might end up with ocean-front property at 8,500 feet above sea level. I've already figured on two jugs of gas for the snowblower per season. We blew it in the 1960s and blew it again in the 1970s, then forgot about it all until recently.
Bottom line is that industry will listen if it makes sense to industry.2: If such a philosophy did come to own the third party platform could further progression of man made GW boost the political parties ability to obtain votes?
I'm giving Gore credit for taking the concepts mainstream. His dog-n-pony show either gets people thinking or angry, and either way the ears open up. Of course nature bringing us the predicted natural disasters helps too.
What was learned over the past decades is that political solutions do not work. Look at what happened to the EPA, once a bi-partisan answer to burning rivers. Resentment of government oversight brought in Reagan, then the two Bushes, and there you go. The bi-partisan notion became a quaint little memory. The oil barons took over.
Guess that had to happen. A third party might pick up the ball and run with it again, but more is happening away from the media and our election process. If an overall solution is found, it won't be through politics. My take is what corporation will be the first to discover the riches to be made in alternative energy development?3: Do you agree with such an ideology, and to what extent to you agree or disagree with it?
Seems I've already answered this. It's not an ideology but practical nuts&bolts, dollars&sense thinking. I'm sorry that the human race is so slow to get things, but nobody can change that group-think situation.4: In a stance on foreign relations or domestic what do you think such a philosophy would entail if in power?
I hate to think about it. It would probably lead to a coup or revolution, or is that the same thing? Probably.5: Lastly who would you find being a likely candidate for president under such a political philosophy?
Che' Guevara? Nope, he's dead. Putin? Somebody with strong arms and iron fists.
But that's not going to happen. You know, even China is interested in saving money on energy. We just need to figure out how. Then this tired old Earth can cool down, the rich can get richer and the poor might find employment.
Heh, LED Christmas lights have hit the shelves. First time I ever saw an LED was in the 1960s on the early calculators. Took that long to dump the incandescent electricity eaters for the better idea. But there they are, using something like a tenth of the wattage. Multiply that by a few hundred million households from Thanksgiving to New Years.