'I can say to climate skeptics on the right, I used to believe what you believe. Hell, I wrote your talking points, and for 20 years, I was there! But let me tell you why I'm not there anymore.' As the head of the Cato Institute’s climate and environmental policy shop, Jerry Taylor was a leading spokesperson for climate skepticism. He waged TV battles against climate activists on the likes of CNN, NBC, and Fox, and says he won all of them. As the only paid climate skeptic who’s ever flipped, why did he shift not just his views on climate change, but his relationship with his views more broadly?
This is a joint episode with Inquiring Minds, a podcast exploring where science, politics, and society collide. Check our previous joint episode about worldview transformation in the 2016 presidential election right here.
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Musicians + Tracks:
- Chris Peck: Matope
- Rhian Sheehan: Inquiring Minds theme
- Tannhauser: Rock Off, Ötzi
- David Sestay: Ladybird's Theme
- Rob Voigt: Outro
- Mattia Cupelli: Background Cartoon Music Loop, Action Cartoon Music