Day: March 18, 2016

Conservatives and Conservation: on the Politics of the Climate Crisis

The weather may be cooling, but the rhetoric surrounding climate change continues heating up. In June Canada’s House of Commons passed a motion declaring a National Climate Emergency. This week CNN hosted a seven-hour marathon wherein ten Democratic Presidential contenders spoke on the “climate crisis,” to use the media’s latest catchphrase. While the issue is regarded exclusively as a liberal or left-wing cause, Mark Cameron argues that conservatives need to live up to the conservationist ethic implied in their name and develop environmental policies that draw on their own traditions.