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Former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis, R-S.C., addresses an audience during ceremonies for the 2015 Profile in Courage Award, at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Boston. Inglis was awarded the prize for reversing his position on climate change. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)MoreCloseclosemore
Former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis, R-S.C., addresses an audience during ceremonies for the 2015 Profile in Courage Award, at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Boston. Inglis was awarded the prize for reversing his position on climate change. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Bob Inglis was a conservative Republican congressman from South Carolina when his son, who had just turned 18, told him, "Dad, I'll vote for you, but you've gotta clean up your act on the environment."

Inglis says he used to believe climate change was the "business of the other tribe." But that conversation with his son was the beginning of what he calls a "metamorphosis" in his thinking on climate change.

Now, he makes it his work to put forward the conservative case for climate change. He won the 2015 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his "courageous decision to sacrifice his political career to demand action on the issue that will shape life on earth for generations to come."

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Bob Inglis, former congressman for the 4th district of South Carolina. Executive director of RepublicEn. He tweets @bobinglis.

This segment aired on April 26, 2017.

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