It seems pretty clear that one of the reasons conservatives are out of power almost everywhere in Canada is because they lost the political debate over climate change. But it’s a debate conservatives could win, writes Mark Cameron, if they look at the science objectively and advocate for solutions rooted in their own conservationist and free market principles. If they don’t, the left will monopolize climate policy, to the detriment of free markets, property rights and effective environmental protection and conservation.
Author: Mark Cameron
Reputationally, 2015 is shaping up as a very bad year for fossil fuels. Climate alarmism has reached new heights, President Obama has unveiled an anti-coal initiative of unprecedented scope, and the United Nations global warming bureaucracy is gearing up for another mega-conference this fall. Even Pope Francis, spiritual leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, has joined the fray. He makes some laudable contributions to the debate in his new encyclical, writes Mark Cameron, but blaming climate change on technology and free markets is not one of them.