Former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis to Speak at Ohio State: Climate Change, Science and Moving Past Partisan Politics

Bob Inglis

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis, a Republican from South Carolina, presents “Using Science to Overcome Partisanship: The Climate Change Example” from 7:15-9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18, in the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus.

Inglis leads George Mason University’s Energy and Enterprise Initiative, a national campaign promoting conservative solutions to America’s energy and climate challenges.

He lost his bid for re-election in 2010 possibly because of his support for a carbon tax aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a 2013 interview in Politico.

“Losing an election is not the worst thing that can happen to you,” he said in that interview. “Losing your soul is considerably worse.”

While in Congress Inglis was a member of the House Science Committee, where he served as chairman of the Research Subcommittee, then as ranking member of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee.

He said working with scientists in Australia, Antarctica and elsewhere during his Science Committee tenure shaped his views on climate change.

His talk is part of the monthly breakfast program series sponsored by the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN). The network is a service of Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Registration for the event costs $10 or $15 per person, depending on payment method, and includes a full breakfast. Details and a link to online registration and payment are at Registration is open to both members and non-members of the network. Payment by credit card is due by Friday, March 14.

The flier for the event can be downloaded at (pdf).

For more information, contact EPN Coordinator David Hanselmann at or 614-247-1908.

EPN membership is free and open to anyone working in or studying an environmental field. Details about the network are at

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