Thank you for the very reasoned opinion piece last week about climate change. I think all of us are interested in doing what we can to improve our air and surroundings.
I am very conservative-minded, politically and personally. I have always conserved water, recycled all items possible, installed solar panels, installed additional insulation, turned our thermostat low in the winter and high in the summer, replaced some of our lawn with mulch and participated in many other ways to conserve energy and resources. I know there are many others like me, conservative or not.
My problem with the "global warming" radicals, which turned to "climate change" when it was discovered that data was being manipulated in predicting global warming, is the radicals, who would destroy our way of life and prosperity. First of all, through history there have always been climate changes — eras of much colder and then warmer weather. That is going to happen, no matter what we do, but I am in favor of doing what we can to improve what we can.
The "Green New Deal" has been analyzed by economic experts from both sides of the aisle who have declared it would be destructive to the economy. Just one item in it, e.g., eliminating all air travel, would eliminate millions of jobs and destroy businesses. One "progressive" excused her radical ideas by saying that at least they are concerned for our future, unlike Republicans. Republicans are interested in our future too, which would include people with jobs and the income to provide the necessities and comforts of life, and in preserving the welfare of families and communities, which will lead to a better and more prosperous future for all.
Rhetoric around this issue has become so inflamed, and the universities are indoctrinating our young people so much, that they don't listen to any other option but "the sky is falling" one.
Your article again should be commended for starting a more reasoned discussion.