Published on Aug 6, 2014
It may be considered a heresy for a Republican member of Congress to say climate change is real and that we should do something about it. But that’s what Bob Ingliss (R-SC) did. He was a member of the House Science Committee and a Ranking Member of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee. Since leaving Congress in 2011, he devoted himself to convincing conservatives to support a revenue neutral carbon tax. He also founded the Energy and Enterprise Initiative. He explains what factors helped shape his views on climate change. Excerpts from his keynote address to the Citizens Climate Lobby, June 23, 2014. Washington, DC.