What about necessity being the mother of invention? What if there is no definable and reasonable way to fend off climate change? Why must climate change be preempted, especially when scientists aren't even sure of the cause? I say this because, if they knew the cause there would be ways to fix it. Why can't we fix the problems as they arise?
Because if we would put X-billion in global warming, the country's that are causing it would do nothing.
It is in the nature of climates to change, nothing we do is going to change that.
Their not smart enough to know what is going on
Several reasons, I think.
1. Many conservative organizations do get big contributions from fossil fuel companies, such as Koch Industries and Exxon-Mobil.
2. Many conservatives, including the Kochs, are libertarian "free market" ideologues who believe the government has no legitimate role in the economy. They fear that if our society ever tackles the problem of climate change, it will have to adopt "liberal" regulations or even "socialist" takeovers of certain businesses. And they hate that possibility, so it's easier for them to believe that global warming doesn't exist, or isn't a problem, or isn't something that the fossil fuel companies or any other human institutions are causing.
3. Some conservatives belong to very traditional religious denominations, and they want to believe that God is in control of the climate and in fact in control of all of human history. They therefore fight against the idea that humans might be changing the composition of the atmosphere.
for obvious reasons, the fossil fuel companies encourage this kind of religious thinking. It gets the fossil fuel industry off the hook.
4. Then there's partisan loyalty and the misleading "logic" of guilt by association. If I'm a Republican, and Republican conservatives say climate change is a hoax, I want to believe them. And if a Democrat like Al Gore, a supposed "liberal," says climate change is real, the fact that I already hate "liberals" makes it easy to ignore Al Gore. If he says it, I think, it must be wrong.
I'm not conservative myself, and I can't speak for people who are, but this is what I've read about how many of them think about climate change. Take it for what it's worth.
-- democratic socialist
The greedy rich ones are in it for the money, and the poor uneducated ones think that it's God's will and they hope it speeds up the rapture.
What is it that you'd like to do with my money, exactly?? Do you really need my money to change the weather??
Maybe--JUST MAYBE--given the lack of proof of AGW, we might be holding out for said proof before funding the "cure."
If I have a tumor in my stomach, they don't send me straight to chemo and radiation--do they?? NO. They CONFIRM that there is cancer before resorting to such drastic measures.
I don't want to pay for radiation and chemo for your unbiopsied tumor. OK??
Because of greed and retardation.
Conservative I know have done a lot to positively effect the environment. Especially with contributions thru the wildlife and game programs. The use of less toxic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. They are still using these products to enable the U.S. to feed billions of hungry mouths and create billions of dollars in sustainable fuels and other products. The factories they run are emitting les pollution than ever before.
That barely touches on what conservatives do, but I haven’t seen them saving the planet with loud talk and insultive blogs or use there political power to drive a relatively responsible company like Molycorp out of business so that there talent could take their technology to China and lead them to dominate rare earth metal mining and subsequently the smart phone market. I hope the Chinese are being as environmentally responsible as Molycorp was, but is it likley. Do you think the climate won’t change as much if the mining happens there or you just dislike $
Profits, is the best answer. But many also claim that it isn't a real thing, or if they admit it is, they think that god won't allow it to get too bad. Morons.