Ensia recently caught up with Bob Inglis — a Republican who served six terms in the U.S. Congress representing South Carolina — to get his thoughts on the prospects for climate leadership under President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress. Initially a climate change doubter himself, Inglis has said in the past that science and his Christian faith led him to take action on the issue and ultimately call for a carbon tax. In 2015, he launched republicEn.org as the home for an “ecoRight” movement of conservatives for climate action. For his work on climate change Inglis received the 2015 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.