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Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | 2016 Elections

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NASA and the nation's leading scientific organizations say we are causing climate change. In addition to the country's top scientific institutions, the U.S. military, leading companies in the oil industry (such as Shell and British Petroleum), physicist Stephen Hawking, and pretty much all credible scientists say pollution is causing the planet to get warmer. In addition, hundreds of other countries on this planet have reached the same conclusions about climate change. Despite the already observable effects of climate change and the overwhelming consensus among credible organizations that say climate change already happening, a shockingly large portion of the population believes climate change is a 'hoax' or a 'liberal conspiracy'. Much of this ignorance is propagated by organizations with ties to fossil fuels, and it is unacceptable that some leaders in Congress are facilitating this spread of misinformation for political reasons.

Representatives for Delaware in the United States Congress have an important role in supporting efforts to solve climate change. Let's see where your representatives in Congress stand on this issue. You can enter a location to find your representative in the House.

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John Carney is running for governor in 2016, leaving the Delaware United States House of Representatives seat open. Mr. Carney understands that climate change is an issue for Delaware and advocates for progress on climate change. Democrats running include Sean Barney, who supports climate change efforts in congress and Bryan Townsend who lists fighting climate change as an issue within his campaign. Mike Miller and Lisa Blunt Rochester are also running as Democrats, although we could not find a definitive statement on their exact positions on the subject. On the Republican side, Rose Izzo does not believe humans cause climate change, and Hans Reigle does not mention climate change on his campaign website.


See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering

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