Tags: conservatives/Republicans

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

Category:Who to Believe?
Bite"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
Save the bankers?   Or the biosphere?

Bite"Are we going to go down in history as the people who saved the bankers and let the biosphere go down?" —George Monbiot
Don't like big government? Then act now to solve climate change

Bite"I do not want the government telling me what to do. But, the longer we wait, the worse this problem gets...then you are going to see a lot of government interventions that you do not want to see at all." — Naomi Oreskes.
Drastic climate change is a conservative's worst nightmare

Bite"Under pressure from climate stress even the most robust constitutional democracy may find its character threatened. Faced with more stressful or severe frequent floods, people will become more accustomed to looking to central authority for aid and direction." - Brent Ranalli, writer for Globalist....
Think climate change is a bunch of hooey?  The Chinese do not

Bite"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.
Our new moon shot: Restore a healthy climate by 2070

Bite“We can restore the climate of the 1980s by 2070. It won’t require a miracle or big sacrifices, just the will and policies to do it.” — Peter Fiekowsky, physicist, business owner, and volunteer for Citizens Climate Lobby.
"Call me crazy"  I believe in evolution. . .

Bite"To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy." — Jon Huntsman
This is God's world, our damage is an offence against God.

BiteEvangelical 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.
New theory? 1965, Pres. Lyndon Johnson warned about climate change

Bite"This generation has altered the composition of the atmosphere on a global scale through...a steady increase in carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels." - President Lyndon Johnson, special message to Congress, February 8, 1965.
We should be conservative with what we have.

BiteWho 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.
It's not conservative to waste stuff, then send our kids to fight for it.

Bite"It's not conservative to waste stuff," Inglis says, "and to cause somebody else's kids to go on the sands of the Middle East to fight for that stuff that we're wasting."
The sky is blue... and the temperature is increasing!

Bite"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 Ha...
Energy democracy: Power in your hands.

Category:Clean Energy
BiteLittle House on the Prairie families were resourceful and self-reliant. Today's smart power grids and solar PV will democratise electricity and free us from behemoth energy utilities.
Why tax good things when you can tax bad things?

BiteA 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).
Responsibility (personal and for the planet) is a Republican value

Bite"Responsibility is a big Republican theme. Why should we not take responsibility for what we are collectively doing to the climate system?" — conservative Republican MIT climate scientist Dr. Kerry Emanuel