A Conservative Shade of Green

June 1, 2018

6/1/18 – In a challenge to her political party, a young conservative says that addressing environmental challenges, including climate change, must become a priority. But, she adds, solutions will require “trusting businesses to do what is best for their bottom line and for the ecosystem without government intervention.” In this vein, a scholar of conservative thought has broadly examined in Issues why “conservatives are critical of policy-relevant science in climate and other domains,” and he said that if solutions are to be realized, “they must be compatible with individual liberty and democratic institutions, and cannot rely on coercive or unaccountable bureaucratic administration.”