Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Science and politics clash in conservation

It seems a bit peculiar that many conservatives have chosen politics over science, especially in climate change. The word "conservative" after all includes "conserve," and generally speaking conservatism is about conserving and acting in a cautious, sensible manner. Somehow, however, modern conservatism finds itself in the bizarre position of acting reflexively against science, caution, and common sense -- simply because, oddly enough, the conservation position is associated with liberal politics. It's strange. Anyway, here is the NY Times' Paul Krugman with a sharp, succinct observation on this situation.

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