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Our top scientific institutions, including the U.S. military, NASA, and NOAA all say pollution is causing our planet to get warmer. Still, false information designed to discredit climate science is actively promoted by organizations with ties to coal and oil. Many leaders in Congress are also spreading disinformation about the climate. While fossil fuel companies are generating enormous profits, we ultimately will bear the costs associated with extreme weather and rising sea levels. Representatives for Alabama in the United States Congress have an important role in supporting efforts to solve the issue. Find your representatives and their positions on climate by using the form below.

Find Your Voter District and Congress Representatives' Positions on Climate Change

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Senate - Last District Updates March 2021

Richard Shelby, Republican Senator in Alabama, announced his pending retirement. He stood against legislation to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in Congress, and in the past, he questioned climate change. His opponent in 2016 was Ron Crumpton, who was not very active on the subject, but stated that he would support the United States' participation in the Paris agreement on Climate change. Richard Shelby's record on climate change earned him a spot on the BarackObama.com list of representatives who had questioned scientific conclusions about climate change. Alabama's newest senator, Tommy Tuberville, does not discuss climate change much, but has questioned climate science and downplayed the issue. (see 2019 interview). The previous representative was Doug Jones, who was more favorable on the climate issue.
House of Representatives
District 1: Jerry Carl won this district in 2020. He does not say much about climate change, but his base support and his actions so far seem to indicate he is against regulations designed to slow climate change. Bradley Byrne was previously the representative for this district.  He stood against regulating greenhouse gas emissions.
District 2: Republican Barry Moore won this district in 2020. He does not mention climate change much, and has stood in favor of fossil fuels. The district was previously represented by Martha Roby, who also had voted against proposals to fight climate change in Congress, against initiatives to develop clean power, and against efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Nathan Mathis was the Democratic candidate in 2016, running without a strong position on climate change..
District 3: Representative Mike Rogers is the incumbent in this district. Mike Rogers, as far as we can tell, has not indicated he supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change. Jesse Smith ran for this seat in 2016, saying he is a supporter of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and will stand with those fighting climate change in Congress.
District 4: Rep. Robert Aderholt represents district 4 in Alabama - has been standing against legislation to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
I fall into the second group of people who believe, as do many very credible scientists, that the earth is currently in a natural warming cycle rather than a man-made climate change. - Rep. Robert Aderholt
District 5: Rep. Mo Brooks has been vocal about his opinion that the experts and scientists are wrong on climate change. He was on the BarackObama.com list of representatives who questioned climate science.
The one thing every climate scientist should admit is that humanity does not know nearly as much about climate change as some like to claim they know. The only certainty is that the Earth's climate is always changing, either cooling or warming. Rarely is the Earth's climate constant. Earth climate data suggests Earth was once 'planet snowball,' where all or almost all of Earth was covered by ice, and, in other periods, has been far warmer than it is today. - Rep. Mo Brooks, press release House website
"I'm approaching the issue with a healthy degree of skepticism. If the evidence is there to prove it, then so be it." - Mo Brooks, on Climate Change
District 6: Gary Palmer, Republican representative in the House for district 6, has made questionable claims about global warming science.  He has made claims that scientists are manipulating data to falsify global warming evidence, and cast doubt on the need to address climate change. David Putman challenged as a Democrat in 2016 without putting climate change on his campaign issue list.
District 7: Democratic representative Terri Sewell in district 7 has a mixed record on the environment. She has acknowledged climate change, but has not been a supporter of efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

Disclaimer: The statements and comments about representatives positions are the opinion of the writer. We try to include accurate information and base the representative and candidate positions on a variety of reliable sources. Sources include reputable reporting on candidates' past statements, campaign websites, press coverage of campaigns and representatives, votes in Congress on issues, and party affiliation. If you feel we are missing something, let us know. Please contact us to suggest a correction or request an update. Individual representatives and districts are updated periodically, but may at times become outdated. These statements are opinions related to how the U.S. Congress is responding to a national security and public health issue, but should be treated as opinions.

See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering

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