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James Taylor

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James Taylor is president of The Heartland Institute.

The Board of Directors unanimously elected James Taylor president of The Heartland Institute on March 18, 2020. Taylor is also director of Heartland's Arthur B. Robinson Center for Climate and Environmental Policy.

Taylor is also 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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October 19, 2020
By James Taylor
The Heartlander, Fall 2020
July 24, 2020
By James Taylor
America’s political class does not seem to fully understand this moment, and as a result, it is allowing these attacks to occur without meaningful resistance.
April 7, 2020
By James Taylor
Atmospheric physicist S. Fred Singer, one of the true giants of modern-day science, passed on last night at the age of 95. Singer’s impacts on the world of science will live on long after this generation also passes on.
March 2, 2020
By James Taylor
I attended a CPAC session Thursday on climate change and was stunned at the stark difference in tone and professionalism among the panelists.
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.
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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