“I thought the platform could have been worse,” Christian Berle, who does conservative outreach for the environmental nonprofit Defend Our Future, told MTV News. Berle went to the convention in Cleveland to support John Kasich but was also talking to people his age who might have been equally frustrated by the complete absence of climate change discussions onstage. Many young conservatives are trying to be optimistic when it comes to climate and the Republican Party, as it doesn’t seem there’s anywhere to go but up. “One of the unique gifts of the Christian community is hope, the unshakable belief that God is faithful to his promises,” says Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action.
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