Vox Offers 6 Reasons Conservatives Should Totally Take Hotcoldwetdry Seriously

You’ll be shocked to learn that not one of them has anything to do with science, and, instead, are pretty much all about politics

(Vox) Jerry Taylor worked at the libertarian Cato institute for decades; for most of that time, he was a climate skeptic himself. But five or six years ago, a series of discussions convinced him that climate change is a serious problem and that conservatives need a policy answer. Now he’s heading up a new libertarian organization, the Niskanen Center, and has released a policy brief arguing “the conservative case for a carbon tax.” I interviewed him last week about right-leaning opinion on climate change, his tax proposal, and the political road forward. (Part 1; part 2.)

You should read the whole thing! But here are the top six takeaways.

They are

  1. Financial markets deal with risks like climate change all the time.
  2. The right’s thought leaders are beginning to shift away from the GOP’s denialism.
  3. Most Republicans are already on board with climate action.
  4. All that’s needed now is some Republican leadership.
  5. The proper level of carbon tax is likely beyond what politics can currently bear …
  6. … but wouldn’t take a very high carbon tax to do better than the status quo.

So, all politics, no science. Surprise!

As to 2 through 4, unlike Lefties, those on the Right don’t blindly follow the crowd, and we expect our elected officials to listen to us, not have the elected officials dictating the way we should think.

For the last two, what in the world makes Vox and the other Warmists think that a carbon tax in any way is a reason Conservatives should believe in “climate change”?

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4 Responses to “Vox Offers 6 Reasons Conservatives Should Totally Take Hotcoldwetdry Seriously”

  1. Jeffery says:

    So, all politics, no science. Surprise!

    The science is clear. The argument is what to do about global warming to reduce its impact. Of course that’s political!

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    The science is clear.

    Somehow, I don’t think that means what little jeffy implies.

  3. Jeffery says:


    I didn’t imply anything. I stated that the science is clear. CO2 we’re adding to the atmosphere is causing the Earth to warm rapidly.

  4. mojo says:

    Or “the GOP wing of the Incumbent Party”, as I like to call them.

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