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Former Congressman Discusses His Change of Heart on Climate Change

Bob Inglis explains how he went from climate change denier to an advocate for change.

Bob Inglis
Former U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis of South Carolina went from climate change denier to an advocate for conservative action on the issue.

Former U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis of South Carolina recently came to Houston to share his ideas on climate change policy. Why is that notable? Well, Inglis used to be a climate-change denier. And his change of heart on the issue may have cost him his congressional seat in the 2010 GOP primary runoff.

Today, Inglis is executive director of republicEn.org, and he tours the country to talk about solutions to climate change.

Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin sat down with the former congressman to talk about his message and how his family played an integral role in the evolution of his thinking on climate change.

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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