Yes, News Corp.Â The parent organization of Fox News Channel, Dow Jones and many other conservative outlets.Â James Murdoch, son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Chairman and Chief Executive of the Europe/Asia part of News Corporation, calls for conservatives to get behind efforts to set the country "on a path toward an economy powered by energy that is clean, safe, secure and stable."
Largely supportive of the ongoing efforts by Senator John Kerry (D), Senator Lindsey Graham (R) and Senator Joe Lieberman (I), Murdoch insists that acknowledging the realities of climate change are consistent with conservative principles.Â In his recent Washington Post column, Murdoch says:
You do not need to believe that all climate science is settled or every prediction or model is perfect to understand the benefits of limiting pollution and transforming our energy policies -- as a gradually declining cap on carbon pollution would do. This is the moment to champion policies that yield new industries, healthy competition, cleaner air and water, freedom from petroleum politics and reduced costs for businesses.
In other words, it's time to stop the partisan gamesmanship and whining, and start contributing to the solution.Â One of the basic tenets of conservatives is that industry is best positioned to innovate and to solve society's ills.Â The time has come to stop just talking and start doing.Â The smart companies are already finding ways to profit from innovative new technologies.
The future starts now.Â Will conservatives embrace it or choose to turn a blind eye to opportunity andÂ live in the past?