This comment from this piece hit home:
I wish conservatives were really conservative. Planning for the future, carrying insurance, and being prepared for predictable events at one time were attributes we’d assign to someone who is conservative. The word is now synonymous with boastful selfishness, willful disregard of facts, gleeful shortsightedness, and flagrant irresponsibility.
I think it’s time to take the word back. We need to conserve, act responsibly, and plan ahead using the best information that science provides.