Screwed up? Faked? Beliefs? Cowardice? Them's fightin' words. Why are hard core conservatives so blind to the obvious. This is not my simple opinion, I assent to the conclusions of the Union of Concerned Scientists, which consists of some 1,700 of the world's leading scientists, including the majority of Nobel laureates in the sciences.
"The earth is finite. Its ability to absorb wastes and destructive effluent is finite. Its ability to provide food and energy is finite. Its ability to provide for growing numbers of people is finite. And we are fast approaching many of the earth's limits."
Look, I'm about as conservative as they come, but even I can see the deleterious effects of untrammeled development and exponential human population growth. It should be a no brainer.