Democrats are dominating the public dialogue on climate change. That is just a fact. It’s part of their party platform in a way that it’s simply not for Republicans. And yet, things aren’t entirely black and white — or blue and red.

In this episode, we look at a range of Republican views on climate issues, from flat out denialism to reticent acceptance to legitimate climate commitments.

We discuss President Trump’s replacement for Obama’s Clean Power Plan, we look at new polling numbers that show Republican voters are concerned about their party’s stance on climate change, and we dig into conservative alternatives to the Green New Deal.

The Republican Party stance on climate change is shifting — but will any conservative climate proposals actually address the issue?

We sit down with former six-term South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis, a thought leader of the eco-right, to get his take is on the current state of American politics and hear how he’s continuing to advance a conservative climate platform through his non-profit RepublicEN.

Recommended Reading:

  • The Hill: Addressing Climate Change Is A Win For Republicans - Why Not Embrace It?
  • GTM: Trump Administration Finalizes Revamp of Obama-Era Coal Rule
  • The Hill: GOP Pollster Luntz: Majority Of Younger Republicans Worried By Party Stance On Climate Change
  • Third Way: The New Climate Consensus
  • E&E News: GOP Ready To “Cross The Rubicon” On Climate - Graham
  • Matt Gaetz: Addressing Climate Change Through A Green Real Deal
  • Greentech Media: A Divided Climate Means We All Lose
  • RepublicEN

Political Climate is produced in partnership with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute and The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

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