Often, we hear that the most significant issue of our time is “climate change.” Many even refer to it as the greatest threat that our species will ever face. A lot of this is political positioning for the sake of convincing us to forfeit our liberties. This is undoubtedly the case with Representative Ocasio-Cortez’s infamous Green New Deal. Her former Chief-of-Staff even explicitly stated that the congresswoman’s hallmark policy was primarily focused on changing the entire economy and not saving the environment.
However, just because AOC and the Do-Nothing-Democrats are fawning over implementing a Utopian-Marxist overhaul of American society that would make Chairman Mao do a double-take, this does not mean that Conservative Coalitions ought to continue ignoring calls for action regarding environmental conservation.
Overwhelmingly, younger Americans believe that the environment is “getting warmer” and that “human activity is responsible for it.” Why does this matter? Well, these people are going to eventually become the primary voting demographics as older generations begin to die out. Furthermore, eight in ten undecided voters “know” climate change is real and two in three undecided voters believe that it is caused by human activity. These are the folks that are unsure who will be earning their votes and must be convinced. If the Conservative platform can resonate with both the youth and undecided voting blocks than those are large swaths of voters that won’t be singing away their, and our, freedoms to the neo-Marxist Left.
Furthermore, which side of the aisle is likely to achieve more prosperity and success when committing themselves to conservation-focused initiatives? The Conservative approach to combatting climate change yields actual results: tangible action instead of political acting. For instance, once President Trump left the Paris Climate Accord the United States began to lead the world in reducing CO2 emissions. If you compare this to the death cult of climate alarmist scientists calling for global population control it becomes pretty apparent which side of the aisle actually wants to solve problems and which just wants to revel in hysteria. Not to mention the fact that there are infinite ways in which the market can adapt to foster small business growth that emphasizes the development of eco-friendly technology and other environmentally-minded projects.
At the core of American-Conservative thought is the enshrinement of the notion that government exists, among other things, to promote the traditions of America and moral universalism. As human beings, we are the stewards of this planet. As Americans, we are the stewards of our Republic. These ought not be mutually exclusive concepts.