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FACTSHEET: James M. Taylor


Senior Fellow, Heartland Institute
Managing Editor of Environment & Climate News, Heartland Institute publication

In the past, Taylor has served as a legal analyst for Defenders of Property Rights, an intern at the Cato Institute, and a member of the Federalist Society. Taylor is also managing editor of Environment & Climate News, a Heartland Institute publication.

Taylor previously served as managing editor of CCH Incorporated's disability law publications, where he became a nationally known expert and frequent speaker on a variety of employment law topics. Prior to that he was a legal analyst for Defenders of Property Rights. While at Syracuse University College of Law, he was president of the local chapter of the Federalist Society and founder and editor-in-chief of the Federalist Voice. Taylor is an active contributor to a weekly column on climate change issues on His satirical blog posts reference global warming as alarmism and liberal propaganda.

B.A. Dartmouth College J.D. Syracuse University


“Cold weather kills, as does cold climate. Yet global warming zealots tell us it is better to have a ‘natural’ climate that kills people than a benign climate that is partially caused by humans.” -In a blog post on, pronouncing that global warming would keep more people alive, as “cold climate kills”.
Source: Forbes

"Without a doubt, the warming of the past 100 years has been a welcome respite from a long and deadly Little Ice Age. The possibility that humans may have contributed to the recent warming does not make it any less welcome."
Source: DeSmogBlog profile James Taylor


30 June 2011 speaker at the Heartland Institute’s International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC), an annual conference on climate-skepticism.
Source: Heartland Climate Conference 6


Heartland Climate Conference 6
6th International Conference on Climate Change sponsored by the Heartland Institute
The relationship of James M. Taylor to the event: Speaker


Heartland Institute
Source: Heartland Institute website 4/04

Spark of Freedom Foundation
Source: Spark of Freedom page


Heartland Institute website 4/04

Heartland Climate Conference 6


DeSmogBlog profile James Taylor

Spark of Freedom page