Saying progressives can't own the climate debate, conservatives Drew Bond and John Hart have launched C3 Solutions (Conservative Coalition for Climate Solutions).
The goal is to protect America's natural and economic environment by advancing conservative ideas and principles.
Bond served as chief of staff at the Heritage Foundation and Hart was communications director for Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn.
C3 Solutions will provide credible information and analysis, hold events, build coalitions, and promote examples of entrepreneurship, innovation and stewardship. Former Pennsylvania Senator and presidential hopeful Rick Santorum serves on C3's advisory board.
The C3 launch comes as research shows more young Republicans want government to do more to fight climate change and about seven-in-ten of Republicans under age 45 believe human activity is causing global warming.