Posted by Matthew J. Miller, Managing Editor of The American Conservative The conservative blogosphere has long been plagued by a persistent problem: It is hard to find articles that talk about climate change, even when the topics are not the most controversial or controversial.
It is easy to forget that climate change is a serious, existential threat, and that even in conservative circles, the word “conservative” is often used to describe any candidate who opposes climate change.
The problem with the conservative blog is that there is not a single article on climate change that discusses it in depth or analyzes it critically.
For the majority of conservatives, climate change has been relegated to a secondary or tertiary consideration, which makes it impossible to get a broad perspective from the site.
The same goes for other liberal-leaning blogs.
The left’s most prominent progressive blog, Vox, even recently published a post on the subject.
Vox is a liberal-oriented publication that regularly criticizes the left, but it has rarely discussed climate change as a topic.
In fact, Vox’s climate change coverage was so abysmal that it was forced to apologize.
In response, Vox deleted its entire climate change section from its website.
The blogosphere’s climate denial is almost completely absent from conservative media outlets.
But it is not as far-fetched as it may seem.
Many conservative blogs have not only ignored climate change but actively attempted to ignore it, in a desperate attempt to stay on the left’s good side.
The Conservative Leadership Project, a conservative media project, published an article titled “How The Conservative Blogosphere Should Talk About Climate Change” in March 2016.
The article discussed the failure of the conservative media to engage with the climate change issue, stating: As a left-leaning news outlet, we are often seen as a vehicle for the left to engage in a sort of propaganda war.
Our work as a news outlet is not simply to make news but to provide a platform for leftist media to do just that.
The authors argued that while conservative media are sometimes viewed as an alternative to the liberal media, the conservative movement is in fact a part of the left.
The conservative media have a responsibility to provide the most up-to-date information about climate issues, the authors said.
The piece included the headline, “Why We Should Talk More About Climate”.
It is worth noting that this was published before the mainstream conservative media began to engage more seriously with climate change issues.
In June 2016, the Competitive Enterprise Institute published an open letter to conservative media organizations, urging them to do more to engage on climate issues.
The letter was signed by some of the top conservative media personalities in the country.
It was authored by Erik Altieri, the CEO of the Competitive Club and the president of Media Matters for America, a group that advocates for conservative media.
Altieri called for “a robust discussion on climate, climate policy, and how to manage our national climate challenges” and noted that “the media can do a better job of making this a central topic in its coverage.”
It was a very smart move by Altieri and many other prominent conservative media figures.
However, it also came after months of repeated liberal media attempts to portray conservative media as “anti-conservative”.
The mainstream media and their progressive allies have repeatedly argued that conservative media is a “liberal monopoly” and have portrayed conservatives as “progressive” and “populist” by pointing to the success of the progressive media in amplifying the voices of the “alt-right.”
The left has long argued that the media is the most progressive outlet in the media, and many on the right have used the media’s liberal bias as a political weapon to discredit conservative voices.
The truth is, there are plenty of conservatives in conservative media, but they are marginalized.
There are plenty on the conservative side of the ideological spectrum on the far left.
Most of the media in conservative outlets are not “liberal.”
The majority of conservative media critics are conservatives who are committed to the principles of conservative principles.
They are not liberals.
It would be unfair to blame these conservative media detractors for the conservative left’s media war on conservative voices and ideas.
Rather, the media have the responsibility to engage critically with conservative voices on climate and climate policy and to explain the consequences of climate change in a way that appeals to the broadest possible base of American voters.
The media have done a great job in the past decade, and they have a great future ahead of them.
In a climate-change world, conservative media should continue to focus on climate-related topics, not simply on climate denial.
It’s clear that the conservative community needs to engage deeply with climate issues in order to remain relevant in a changing world.
There is a way to do that, and conservatives should be a part to help.
Andrew Rosenberg is a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of the forthcoming book, The Right to Believe: Conservatives and the American Left. Follow him