Climate podcast: Thinking as a parent changed his mind on climate denial, says Bob Inglis

  • Published on March 18th, 2020

In a recent episode of the Ways and Means podcast, former Rep. Bob Inglis talks about how thinking about climate change in the context of being a parent rather than being a Republican was a significant factor in changing his mind about the issue.

By Chelsea Henderson
EcoRight News/ RepublicEN

“Yeah, I was completely dismissive of climate change,” Inglis says. “It seemed to me that people like Al Gore wanted to regulate our very breath.”

The Ways & Means podcast highlights faculty research at one of the state’s top programs: Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

Here, Inglis talks about his change in attitude toward climate change and Mullin and Pechar discuss their research around the topic.
This is the first episode of a four-part series series looking at policy ideas for understanding and dealing with a changing climate. You can find the transcript of this episode here.


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(Re-posted from RepublicEN, an organization committed to growing U.S. conservative climate leadership.)

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