Past Event

Doubt, Deny or Defend: Republicans on Climate Change

President-elect Donald Trump is giving plum jobs to Republicans who deny or downplay the risks of climate disruption. That's a big shift from the time of President George W. Bush, when U.S. Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham pursued climate-fixing legislation.

Bob Inglis, former Republican Congressman and Executive Director of RepublicEn, says Republicans should not doubt or deny the science. Rather, they should defend it because their party has the best solutions, ones based on markets and not mandates. He will join John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil Company, to discuss the tensions and challenges between climate science, America's energy needs and the Republican party in the coming years.

January 24, 2017

Commonwealth Club
555 Post Street
San Francisco, 94102
United States


John Hofmeister

Former President, Shell Oil Company

Bob Inglis

Executive Director,; former Congressman (R-SC)