A Conservative's Approach to Combatin...

A Conservative's Approach to Combating Climate Change

There are 3 comments on the The Atlantic story from May 30, 2012, titled A Conservative's Approach to Combating Climate Change. In it, The Atlantic reports that:

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NobodyYouKnow

Toronto, Canada

#1 May 31, 2012
"A Conservative's Approach to Combating Climate Change"

1: Do more to create the problem by lowering emissions standards and increase 'profits' by passing on the costs to the public.

2: Create companies to take public money to 'remedy' the problem you created and pocket as much as possible by doing little effective.

Now THAT is the conservative approach to combating climate change.
SpaceBlues

United States

#2 May 31, 2012
NobodyYouKnow wrote:
"A Conservative's Approach to Combating Climate Change"
1: Do more to create the problem by lowering emissions standards and increase 'profits' by passing on the costs to the public.
2: Create companies to take public money to 'remedy' the problem you created and pocket as much as possible by doing little effective.
Now THAT is the conservative approach to combating climate change.
1. Equal harm distribution regardless of profits.

2. Equal poverty upon death regardless of profits.

What goes around comes around to leave all empty handed in the end.
Northie

Spokane, WA

#3 Jun 1, 2012
Fine article. The best part:

"My argument is that the same general principles that lead libertarians and conservatives to call for greater protection of property rights should lead them to call for greater attention to the most likely effects of climate change. It is a well recognized principle of common law that if company A is flooding the land of person B, it is irrelevant whether company A generates lots of economic prosperity for the local community (including B). A's action would still violate B's property rights, and B would be entitled to relief of some sort. By the same token, if the land of a farmer in Bangladesh is flooded, due in measurable and provable part to human-induced climate change, why would he be any less entitled to redress than a farmer who has his land flooded by his neighbor's land-use changes?"

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