Freedom to trash our environment, freedom to consume more of the Earth's finite resources before our grandchildren, freedom so the few can profit at the cost of the many.<quoted text>
Environmentalism is, by its own admission, a campaign against the public and our historic desire for more things and freedom. George Monbiot has stated this baldly. Environmentalism is “a campaign not for abundance but for austerity”, he says.“It is a campaign not for more freedom but for less… it is a campaign not just against other people, but against ourselves.” And that is precisely how most people experience environmentalism – as an extraordinarily elitist drive to reprimand and possibly even punish the people for daring to want more; as a top-down, hectoring effort to make us acclimatise to austerity and give up on that age-old dream of a “great production that will supply all, and more than all the people can consume”(Sylvia Pankhurst). If environmentalism is a “campaign against people”, then it makes perfect sense that the people bristle at it, even hate it and deny its “truths”.(source)
The campaign is a better life for us and our grandchildren, not selfish over consumption for our own personal greed and power. It seems that the deniers are in denial. But any good conservative must be against something. What else do they have working for themselves?