For Tony Abbott – An intelligent conservative’s view of climate change
When I talk to groups and individuals I tell them the truth: it’s good to be skeptical. In a day and age of hackers, scams, media spin and political lobbyists people should be skeptical – it’s a necessary self-defense mechanism these days. And then I remind them that the most skeptical people on the planet are scientists. Science is organized skepticism. The fact that thousands of experts agree on not only climate trends, but the triggers (burning of fossil fuels) is extremely significant.
Read more of what Paul Douglas has to say here: Republican Meteorologist & Entrepreneur: Debating Cause of Climate Change is Moral and Scientific Equivalent of Debating Gravity at Global Warming: Man or Myth?
Update 2014/03/04: A coalition of prominent centre-right figures, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Bloomberg, James Wolfensohn and Michael Gove has launched an initiative to re-establish a green agenda for conservatives. Their rationale is available from the Conservative Environment Network.
Update 2014/03/12: More than two dozen of the biggest corporations in the US, including the five major oil companies, are planning their future growth on the expectation that they will need to pay a price for carbon pollution as a way to control global warming. Read more at the New York Times.