Reid Buckley calls for a green conservatism:

Not all development is bad, not all logging is reprehensible, and some eyesores cannot be avoided. Industrialization, which provides surcease from want, can neither be stopped nor should it be. But within the hysteria and exaggeration of political activists, mostly of the Left, too often supported by cooked science, there is often a kernel of legitimate concern, be it economical, sociological, aesthetic, or environmental. We conservatives have shut our ears.

My first real piece of published writing - for Margaret Thatcher's think-tank, the Center for Policy Studies, was called "Greening The Tories." It was a plea for conservatives to take conserving the planet seriously. It was published in 1985. Thatcher was uninterested. (Hat tip: Wolcott)

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