What You Won’t Hear in the Presidential Debates: Conservative Solutions to Climate Change | Environment on GOOD

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Insights & Reflections | No Comments

Great interview with Alex Bozmoski, director of strategy and operations for the Energy & Enterprise Initiative at George Mason University, providing insight to right-of-center solutions to climate change. What I like most about this article is the balanced assessment of each sides POV on the issue.

“The thing is, not all conservatives are global-warming-denying, gas-guzzling coal lovers. It’s that climate science has a branding problem. … Oil and coal have become energy sources conservatives must love, while things like energy efficiency and renewable energy have become stand-ins for liberal politics, government intervention, taxes, take your pick,” says Alex Bozmoski.

The article goes on to paint a clear picture of how to reach right-of-center people on the issue and it’s not about using the “doom and gloom if the government doesn’t act” approach. For Young Conservatives for Energy Reform (http://www.yc4er.org/) it’s a family issue. For military it’s about saving lives, not gaining efficiency or saving gallons.

Finally, I like how the article closes with a vision of how left and right-of-center people can work together: Left-of-center delivers sentiments and right-of-center delivers solutions.

It’s refreshing to hear from a conservative how actually believes in the science and sees climate change as an economic opportunity!

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