Republican Bob Inglis of South Carolina offers climate message for conservatives

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Republican. Bob Inglis a former Congressman from South Carolina has long tried to get his fellow conservatives to act on climate change and he says that after a decade dominated by Republican climate denial a growing number of conservatives are now willing to acknowledge the problem and start discussing solutions with a lot of Republicans now are talking about is incentives towards clean energy and that we hope is a very positive first step. Of course. It's not enough but it's a step but English worries that a financial downturn fueled by the corona virus could derail some of that momentum especially if people feel they need to choose between economic growth and climate action but English says. That's a false choice. He runs a non profit called republic. He and its members advocate for imposing a tax on carbon pollution. He says the approach would slow. Global warming while spurring innovation and growth in clean renewable energy. We want more energy more mobility more freedom which is when a better faster cheaper cleaner and the free enterprise system can do that and that is a message that conservatives can embrace and say yeah. That's us that's our story.

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