Michael & Ted Take on Conservatives
It wasn't enough for Michael and Ted to critique liberal environmentalists - now they've gone and tangled with conservatives too. They recently took Newt Gingrich to task for his modest plan to address climate change, challenging him to put government money where his mouth is:
In recent years, conservatives have talked the talk of technology innovation, but have not, unfortunately, backed it up with strong support for large public investments in clean energy. Republican presidential front-runners, from John McCain to Mitt Romney to Mike Huckabee, have acknowledged the importance of doing something about global warming, but they all lack plans for major public investment in technology.
In some instances, they found common ground. Gingrich wrote:
We reject, along with Shellenberger and Nordhaus, the approaches of those who insist on a bureaucratic command-and-control structure to oversee our environmental future.
Their four-part exchange, which includes Jonathan Adler in the final entry, is posted on the New Republic.