1999. M. Richardson. Conservatism vs. Liberalism.

1999. M. Richardson. Conservatism vs. Liberalism.
“Conservatives are strongly environmentalist. In part, this is because of the
importance of heritage to conservatives, which means that conservatives wish to preserve
the better historic areas of towns, as well as attractive areas of the countryside.
Conservatives also believe that a natural environment has a positive influence on people,
so that it is better for people to grow up and live in leafy surrounds, rather than in a
concrete jungle.
Conservatives, however, would differ from some radical greens in recognizing the
need to use and develop natural resources. The point for conservatives is to attempt to do
this intelligently and sustainable, with the least long-term damage to the environment.”