A Republican staffer at the U.S. House has written a fervent call for conservative action on climate change, winning second place in a young conservative writing contest sponsored by the Energy and Enterprise Initiative. But he won't be collecting his prize in person. He's afraid to reveal his name or face.
The piece was published yesterday on the Real Clear Science website under the pseudonym of Eric Bradenson. The author explains that he is "writing under a pen name to protect his boss and himself." Here's how his piece kicks off:
Someone in the GOP needs to say it: conservation is conservative; climate change is real; and conservatives need to lead on solutions because we have better answers than the other side.
... conservatives have long fought to protect the natural rights and property rights of individuals, living and unborn, from infringement by environmental degradation and pollution.