Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections
The U.S. military, NASA, NOAA, and our top scientific institutions 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.
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Senate - Updated March 2019
Richard Shelby, Republican incumbent Senator in Alabama, is an noted, vocal climate change denier. He stands against efforts to make progress on climate change, he denies that global warming is an issue, and he disregards the science and evidence that shows climate change is a real problem that needs to be solved. His opponent in 2016 was Ron Crumpton, who is not very active on the subject, but has stated that he would support the United States' participation in the Paris agreement on Climate change. Richard Shelby's terrible record on climate change has earned him a spot on President Obama's denier list. Alabama's newest senator, Doug Jones, says he supports efforts to solve climate change.House of Representatives
District 1: Bradley Byrne is the representative for this district. He is against regulating greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change, and supports efforts to cut funding for environmental protection.
District 2: Martha Roby is the representative for district 2 in Alabama. She is against efforts 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 does not support 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 - he is a denier of climate change and a non-scientist promoting his own thoughts on the subject while blocking progress on the issue.
District 5: Rep. Mo Brooks is vocal about his opinion that the experts and scientists are wrong on climate change, and advocates an anti-science position in Congress. He was on President Obama's climate change denier list. Will Boyd challenged for the district 5 seat in 2016, saying he supports green jobs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
"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, routinely makes false claims about global warming science in order to continue to foster ignorance on the subject. He has made false claims that scientists are manipulating data to falsify global warming evidence. 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 is running unopposed in 2016 - she does NOT support regulating greenhouse gas emissions, which puts her on the wrong side of the history on climate change.
See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering
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