198 Jerry Taylor - A Paid Climate Change Skeptic Switches Sides

 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 production with Stevie Lepp and the Reckonings, a podcast about how people change.

Links:

Climate Converts: The Conservatives Who Are Switching Sides on Warming

Jerry on Twitter

Jerry's new Think Tank - Niskanen Center

Reckonings Podcast