An unexpected result
Not least because I essentially don't give a shit about the environment. (The result below is from Scottish Vote Compass, and my non-Scotch chums might find it interesting to take the test too.)
I do believe human activities are causing global warming, and that we're rendering the planet incapable of sustaining human life at a terrifying rate – via greenhouse gases, pollution and overpopulation – to the point where mankind could in my view have under 100 years left of anything recognisable as our current lifestyle. It's just that I think that's a good thing.
Alert WoSblog viewers won't be all that surprised at this revelation, given my longstanding and wholehearted support for VHEMT. Last year I even started a blog attempting to partly explain these feelings by documenting some reasons why I thought Homo Sapiens had run its course, but gave up almost immediately because it was just too depressing.
So I was really quite startled to find out that I'm apparently closer to the Greens than the SNP, particularly as I chose "Disagree" on statements like "We should fund public-transport investment with green taxes like road tax", and Agreed that economic growth was more important than reducing greenhouse gases. (Although to be fair, I haven't actually looked at the Scottish Greens' manifesto. Maybe it says that.)
My best guess is that I diverged from the SNP by hitting "Agree" to the statement that students should contribute to the cost of their higher education after graduation, although that's an extremely qualified belief (I think the earnings threshold should be much higher than anyone is currently proposing, and that the contribution should be in the form of a very much more modest sum than the £30,000 that the typical student in England is going to owe after three years of study thanks to the tuition fees of the three Unionist parties.)
And actually, I've just noticed that after you complete the questionnaire you can actually compare your answers to those of the parties to find out exactly why you got the result you did. Tch, eh? So I should probably go and look at that now. Sorry, everyone. As you were.
But still – Man Who Wants Humans To Die Out Most Closely Aligned With Green Party. Who knew? I think that means the Greens must basically be evil totalitarian tyrants, but we're going to need a little more research on that one.