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Climate activists are deeply conservative

Bite"Those who work to prevent global warming are deeply conservative, insistent that we should leave the world in something like the shape we found it. We want our kids to know the world we knew." -- Bill McKibben
Drastic climate change is a conservative's worst nightmare

Bite"Under pressure from climate stress even the most robust constitutional democracy may find its character threatened. Faced with more stressful or severe frequent floods, people will become more accustomed to looking to central authority for aid and direction." - Brent Ranalli, writer for Globalist....
Think climate change is a bunch of hooey?  The Chinese do not

Bite"To my free enterprise colleagues -- especially conservatives here -- (if) you think it's all a bunch of hooey, the Chinese don't." — conservative Republican Rep. Bob Inglis.
"Call me crazy"  I believe in evolution. . .

Bite"To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy." — Jon Huntsman
This is God's world, our damage is an offence against God.

BiteEvangelical Christians acknowledge that we live in God's world. Acting from love of God and Jesus Christ, Christians act to protect the natural world as God's creation.
We are not the radicals.  Oil companies are the radical ones..

BiteWe are not the radicals. Oil companies are the radicals. They are willing to alter the chemical composition of the atmosphere to make more money. - inspired by Bill McKibben, environmental author and founder of
We should be conservative with what we have.

BiteWho doesn’t want economic investment? Who doesn’t want renewable sources of energy? Who doesn’t want cleaner air and water and a thriving economy? Who doesn’t agree that we should be conservative with what we have?—Katharine Hayhoe.
Tundra melt:  Would you believe a 4,000-year-old tomahawk?

BiteSenator John McCain saw direct evidence of climate change when a Yukon elder presented him with a 4,000-year tomahawk freshly melted from the permafrost.
It's not conservative to waste stuff, then send our kids to fight for it.

Bite"It's not conservative to waste stuff," Inglis says, "and to cause somebody else's kids to go on the sands of the Middle East to fight for that stuff that we're wasting."
Responsibility (personal and for the planet) is a Republican value

Bite"Responsibility is a big Republican theme. Why should we not take responsibility for what we are collectively doing to the climate system?" — conservative Republican MIT climate scientist Dr. Kerry Emanuel
Reject climate change? your grandkids will read your words

BiteReject climate change? "Make sure to say that very publicly, because I want our grandchildren to read what you said and what I said." - Bob Inglis, Conservative Republican former Congressman from South Carolina
To do nothing during a crisis is not a conservative thing to do

Bite"To do nothing when the situation is changing rapidly is not a conservative thing to do." — Spencer R. Weart from his book, The Discovery of Global Warming.
Hate high taxes?  Then stop Mother Nature's Extreme Weather Tax

BiteAlarmed by Hurricane Sandy’s destruction and the current drought? Warning: Mother Nature is now imposing ‘an extreme weather tax.’
Extreme drought and heat waves are a threat to your freedom.

Bite“Climate change is a threat to our freedoms. If you're a Great Plains rancher or a farmer, your freedom is enormously constrained by the fact that you're in the midst of a two-year severe drought.” - Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication
Behind closed doors, most GOP lawmakers accept climate change

Bite“Most Republicans say the same thing behind closed doors: ‘Of course, I get that the climate is changing, of course I get that we need to do something—but I need to get reelected.’" — David Yarnold, President and CEO of the National Audubon Society.
'Ronald Reagan would have fought climate change'

Bite'Before you get mugged by reality, take out an insurance policy. It’s the Ronald Reagan way.' – George Schultz, former Secretary of State for President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1989.
You can be a religious conservative & accept climate science

Bite"What I’m trying to do is convince people that acknowledging climate change doesn’t make you liberal. It makes you literate." – meteorologist Paul Douglas.
The world is waiting for a ‘Yes’ from America

Bite“Do we really believe in America is an exceptional nation and do we think we can really solve this challenge of climate change? The rest of the world is waiting for a 'Yes' from us.” – former Representative Bob Inglis.
China pollutes? It's a tired excuse, like 'the dog ate my homework.'

Bite‘When people have talked of climate solutions, critics argued America can’t cut emissions as long as China pollutes. We can now retire that lame excuse to the same list that includes “the dog ate my homework.”’ – Steve Valk, Communications Director for Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
Doubt climate change is real? Then look at hottest years on record

Bite“You know how you know when climate change is real? When the hottest year on record is whatever year it currently is.” – Comedian and late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel
The smart money is on climate change, not Donald Trump’s absurdity

Bite“The smart money is already moving on climate change. Donald Trump is apparently part of that smart money (wanting build a sea wall to protect his Irish golf course from climate change), but he tells the crowds (what they want to hear), amplifying what they are hearing from other sources.” – former ...