Dedicated to the balanced discussion of global warming
Gristmill – March 5, 2007
This is a political commentary on conservatives and conservation. The author makes the correlation that conservatism is the same as preventing global warming. The author also claims that conservatives that do not support the current theories of climate change are in violation of many of their basic principles. This is probably not true. Most conservatives are, by nature, cautious about change that is not proven and therefore their behavior could be perfectly logical.
…but the best-known conservatives continue to doubt the science of global warming, attack those who would act to reduce emissions, and deride those concerned by the threat to the planet.
In recent weeks, a few brave voices on the right have challenged the movement’s aversion to environmental action. One has even rediscovered the root connection between the word “conservative” and the concept of “conservation.”
Is it just me, or are the stakes so high and so consequential that those who arrogantly sneer at pleas for action on global warming now appear slightly insane?
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