For Jim Cason, the Republican mayor of Coral Gables, Florida, climate change is very real. On a recent day he was looking at a newly drawn elevation map of his city of 50,000 on Florida’s Atlantic coast right next to Miami. The map shows that big swaths of his city are already at, or barely above, s…
Political conservatives were once thought to be anti-solar, but some conservative groups are now advocating for solar. Rather than focusing on environmental benefits, however, these organizations’ talking points emphasize energy security, freedom from monopolies and free-market principles.
I’m a conservative, and I believe that climate change is real.
I believe it is time our leaders come together to advance free-market solutions that will reduce our impact on the climate.
I believe we can make our air and water cleaner, ensure greater domestic energy security, and strengthen our economy through smart, market-driven investments in clean energy sources like wind, solar, and nuclear.
And, I believe it is our responsibility as conservatives to be good stewards of God’s creation. We owe it to ourselves and to future generations to ensure American prosperity and environmental security.