The panelists discussed ways to communicate about climate and clean energy issues that resonate with Republican voters and make it easier to reach consensus on possible solutions. They talked about how conservatives tend to react more positively to messages about reducing the nation’s reliance on foreign oil and ensuring the reliability of the power grid, rather than messages about the negative consequences of climate change.
The panelists were:
- Colin Polsky, Ph.D., founding director, Florida Atlantic University School of Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sustainability (ECOS)
- Lori Weigel, principal, New Bridge Strategy
- George Riley, Conservatives for Clean Energy — Florida
The discussion was moderated by Nathan Crabbe, editor of The Invading Sea. Watch the video below: