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