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Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis Discusses 'Promise and Opportunity' in Addressing Climate Change
Former Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC) addressed businesses, policymakers, investors and NGOs on the urgent issue of climate change at a March 16 Leadership Breakfast in Washington, DC, hosted by Ceres' Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) coalition.
A member of a political party historically torn on the topic, Inglis spoke about the need to shift voters' perspectives on climate change. Inglis called on U.S. military leaders to help the public understand that climate change is a real threat to national security, and combating it could not only minimize this threat but also boost employment and the economy.
"People throw up their hands and think of climate change like the threat of an asteroid hitting the Earth," Inglis told the packed room. "This is not about gloom and doom, it's about promise and opportunity."
Additional speakers at the BICEP breakfast included Jones Lang Salle's Dan Probst, Nike's Sarah Severn and athlete Joan Benoit Samuelson, BICEP Director Anne Kelly and Kenyan Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Elkanah Odembo.