The Conservative Case for Taxing Carbon Pollution

Conservative climate champions are often laughed off or ignored. But what's happening within the American political right could change everything, and fast.

Each year since 1989, the JFK Library bestows its Profile in Courage award to a public servant who takes a principled but unpopular position. This year, the award went to Bob Inglis, a former congressman from South Carolina who's turned into America's best hope for near-term climate action. Oh, he's also a Republican.

As you might expect, Inglis wasn't always a climate campaigner. In his acceptance speech last week at the JFK Library in Boston, he described how and why he changed his mind on global warming.

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