Who is Myron Ebell?
Andrew Moylan was about to make waves. So he arranged a meeting with Myron Ebell, to lay out his plan to push Republicans toward supporting a carbon tax.
Moylan was giving early notice to one of Washington’s biggest critics of climate science. He didn’t expect the bespectacled Ebell to lend his support. Still, Moylan described what happened next as “unusual.”
“Myron just cut right to the chase and said, ‘Listen, you’re wrong, and we’re going to beat you,'” recalled Moylan, now executive director of the libertarian R Street Institute.
The encounter, which occurred several years ago, encapsulates Ebell’s unmoving attitude against climate action or even a willingness to discuss it, according to people who have tried.