“The climate change debate is here to stay, and as America warms to the idea of environmental conservation on a grander scale, it’s vital that conservatives change the debate before government regulation expands yet again and personal freedom is pushed closer toward extinction,” South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford wrote in the Washington Post. The Republican recommended that conservatives take these three steps:
– Reframe the environmental discussion by replacing the political left’s scare tactics with conservative principles such as responsibility and stewardship.
– Reclaim lost ground from far-left interest groups by showing how environmental conservation is as much about expanding economic opportunity as it is about saving whales or replanting rain forests.
– Respond to climate change with innovation, not regulation.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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