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Tags: conservatives/Republicans

“Solar = independence & freedom!” – says Tea Party member

“I don’t believe government should be picking winners and losers in the market place. I want consumer choice and clean air and clean water and solar is the best way to create a competitive choice.” – Debby Dooley, co-founder of the Atlanta Tea Party.

Category:Clean Energy
“I’m not a doctor, but I know not to drink arsenic”

“I’m not a doctor, but I know not to drink arsenic.” – climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann responding to the “I am not a scientist” line used by top Republican leaders.

‘I’m not a scientist, but I can use my brains and talk to one’

“I’m not a scientist either but I can use my brains and I can talk to one.” – former Florida Governor Charlie Crist in July 2014 responding to Florida Gov. Rick Scott's line, “I’m not a scientist.”

You can be a religious conservative & accept climate science

"What I’m trying to do is convince people that acknowledging climate change doesn’t make you liberal. It makes you literate." – meteorologist Paul Douglas.

Why tax good things when you can tax bad things?

A straight-through tax can help to lower carbon emissions by reducing taxes on work (e.g. income tax and payroll tax) while increasing taxes on consumption (e.g. carbon tax).

When in doubt, ask... the Roman Catholic Church!

"At its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. It is about the future of God’s creation and the one human family.” — U.S. Bishops

Category:Who to Believe?
We should be conservative with what we have.

Who doesn’t want economic investment? Who doesn’t want renewable sources of energy? Who doesn’t want cleaner air and water and a thriving economy? Who doesn’t agree that we should be conservative with what we have?—Katharine Hayhoe.

Uncertainty? In science, 95% certainty is the gold standard

“In science, 95 percent certainty is often considered the gold standard for certainty.” - Seth Borenstein Associate Press science writer

To do nothing during a crisis is not a conservative thing to do

"To do nothing when the situation is changing rapidly is not a conservative thing to do." — Spencer R. Weart from his book, The Discovery of Global Warming.

This is God's world, our damage is an offence against God.

Evangelical Christians acknowledge that we live in God's world. Acting from love of God and Jesus Christ, Christians act to protect the natural world as God's creation.


Think climate change is a bunch of hooey?  The Chinese do not

"To my free enterprise colleagues -- especially conservatives here -- (if) you think it's all a bunch of hooey, the Chinese don't." — conservative Republican Rep. Bob Inglis.

The world is waiting for a ‘Yes’ from America

“Do we really believe in America is an exceptional nation and do we think we can really solve this challenge of climate change? The rest of the world is waiting for a 'Yes' from us.” – former Representative Bob Inglis.

The sky is blue... and the temperature is increasing!

"I really, really deplore the politicisation and polarisation of this issue" [global warming]. "There are these increasingly unprincipled attempts to polarise the science when the science is fact—like the sky is blue, the grass is green and the temperature of our planet is increasing." —Katharine Hayhoe.

The most effective and memorable request to your congressperson

“Rep. Cantor, we need you to promise us that you won’t leave office until Congress has solved the climate crisis.” — Elli Sparks, Citizens Climate Lobby group leader for Richmond, VA.