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Somewhere Between “No More Meat” and “It’s a Hoax:” The Electoral Case for Commonsense Environmentalism

Benjamin Khoshbin writes about how conservatives can offer commonsense climate solutions in RealClearEnergy.

The C3 Take
  • More young people are voting Democrat in part because they believe that progressive solutions will better address climate change.
  • Climate change is an issue that conservatives should run towards, not run from, and their solution should be economic freedom.
  • Countries that are economically free are more than twice as clean as countries that are economically unfree.
  • By embracing policies rooted in economic freedom, conservatives can boost our environment and economy.

“Republicans need to make the case for commonsense environmental policies like nuclear transformation. It’s the middle ground between banning meat to save the environment and bashing environmental concerns as a hoax. By focusing on local and community based climate solutions, an all-of-the-above approach to energy, and an acceptance of anthropogenic climate change, Republicans can win over young voters.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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