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James Taylor

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James Taylor is Director of the Arthur B. Robinson Center for Climate and Environmental Policy at The Heartland Institute.

Taylor is the former managing editor (2001-2014) of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly publication devoted to sound science and free-market environmentalism. He writes a column for Forbes, which appears on the magazine's Forbes.com website.

Taylor has presented energy and environment analysis on CNN, CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, MSNBC, PBS News Hour, PBS Frontline, CBS Evening News, ABC World News, and other TV and radio outlets across the country. He has been published in virtually every major newspaper in the country.

He has been a featured presenter at conferences sponsored by such groups as the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Council of State Governments, National Association of Counties, National Foundation of Women Legislators, State Policy Network (SPN), CPAC,  Cato Institute, Heritage Foundation, and European Institute for Climate and Energy. Video of Taylor's presentation at The Heartland Institute's Eighth International Conference on Climate Change can be found here.

Taylor received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College where he studied atmospheric science and majored in government. He received his Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University.

Recent Articles and Publications

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November 22, 2019
By James Taylor
EIKE resolves to hold its science conference Friday and Saturday at a secret location. I am proud to join them, even if I must also be in hiding between now and then.
November 11, 2019
By James Taylor
Climate activists and the United Nations are suffering a major black eye this week as protests and riots resulting from high energy prices have erupted in Santiago, Chile.
November 7, 2019
By James Taylor, Anthony Watts
Montana has warmed very little during the past century, and not at all during the past 15 years.
October 10, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett, James Taylor
Enacting policies that restrict the use of abundant energy supplies will rob people of choice and harm the economy. This won’t hurt the global elite, but it will result in everyone else living poorer, more precarious lives.
September 17, 2019
By James Taylor, H. Sterling Burnett, Tim Benson
"This move by the administration just ensures that the climate zealots in the California Legislature don’t get to dictate policy to the rest of the country.” - Tim Benson
September 5, 2019
By James Taylor
This paper provides Idaho-specific climate information to help inform lawmakers so that they can craft the best possible climate-related policies on behalf of the people of Idaho.
June 6, 2019
By James Taylor
The tremendously expensive proposal would devastate the U.S. economy and cause more environmental destruction than protection.
March 5, 2019
By James Taylor
A review of all risk factors reveals that imposing carbon dioxide restrictions on the U.S. economy would diminish, rather than enhance, American military preparedness.

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