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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 Georgia 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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Georgia Senate
Jon Ossoff won in 2020, defeating David Perdue. Ossoff, in a campaign ad, said David Perdue, who previously held the Senate seat, "dismisses climate science". David Perdue was on the BarackObama.com list of members of Congress who had been standing against proposals to address climate change, as was Johnny Isakson, who also previously represented Georgia in the Senate before he retired. Raphael Warnock now represents Georgia after he won the seat in 2021 as a supporter of efforts to address climate change.
Not only is climate change real, it’s a crisis. And the crisis isn’t coming, it’s here. - Jon Ossoff
The flooding and extreme weather we have seen in coastal Georgia and across the South are sobering reminders of how devastating climate change can be in our daily lives, especially in underserved and rural communities. - Raphael Warnock
U.S. House of Representatives
Georgia 1 - Buddy Carter is currently representing Georgia 1. In the past, he has cast doubt on climate science. Recently, he's changed his position and has acknowledge that humans are causing climate change. In the past, he said statements like, "Certainly we have to pay attention to it. There's no doubt about that, But I do have reservations about how real it is". It's a welcome shift, but he still mostly has voted against the environment. Buddy Carter indicated he supports an all-of-the-above strategy, meaning he still wants to pursue fossil fuel production.
Climate change is real, human activity is contributing to it, and it’s a crisis.
I continue to support an all-of-the above energy policy. This includes encouraging and incentivizing clean energy policies as well as exploring the possibility of offshore energy exploration. While I wish we were at a point where we could solely rely on clean energy, we're not there yet. As we research and develop new innovative solutions to transition to renewable, cleaner energy, I believe it's irresponsible to not at least see what is out there off the coast. Buddy Carter, quoted by SavannahNow
Georgia 2 - Sanford Bishop had. in the past, been an example of a Democrat who, at times, was blocking measures on climate change. More recently, he has taken initiatives to help solve climate change and has a good record of votes on the environment.
Georgia 3 - Drew Ferguson, the current representative for Georgia 3, has stood against climate change efforts.
Burdensome regulations from the EPA and every other federal agency just stop businesses in their tracks with forms, red tape, delays and cost. - Drew Ferguson
Georgia 4 - Representing Georgia's 4th is Hank Johnson, who has stood up and asked Congress to "stop denying reality and move forward" on climate change solutions. Johnson said "I urge my colleagues to put politics aside, listen to the science, and come together to begin to help prevent the worst effects of climate change."
Georgia 5 - Nikema Williams represents Georgia 5, the seat formerly held by John Lewis. John Lewis was a supporter of environment protection and climate change efforts. Nikema Williams also supports efforts to address climate change.
Georgia 6 - Lucy McBath won this seat in 2018 with a stance supporting action on climate. Karen Handel previously represented Georgia 6 without supporting action on solving climate change, and had used the "I am not a scientist" line when discussing the subject.
Look, I think that, clearly, there have been changes in the climate. I am not a scientist, so I read all of that and take it all in - Karen Handel
Climate change represents an existential threat to our environment. I agree with the Department of Defense: climate change is one of the most urgent national security issues of our time. The science of climate change is conclusive and indisputable: humans are the principal cause of it and our planet is warming at an extremely alarming rate. - Lucy McBath, Representative District 6
Georgia 7 - Carolyn Bourdeaux won the seat in 2020. She includes addressing climate change as an issue in her campaign website. Rob Woodall previously represented district 7. He opposed regulations designed to reduce climate change. Carolyn Bourdeaux also challenged in 2018 with a favorable stance on climate, but she narrowly lost the race.
Georgia 8 - Austin Scott is the incumbent, and has stood against efforts in Congress to cut greenhouse gas emissions and address the climate change issue.
Georgia 9 - Andrew Clyde won the district in 2020. Based on local campaign reporting, it seems Andrew Clyde has indicated he is against efforts to address the causes of climate change in Congress. District 9 was previously represented by Doug Collins, who stood against legislation to address climate change. Doug Collins was on the BarackObama.com list of politicians that were standing against progress on the issue in Congress.
It is not the federal government's responsibility to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, or any aspect of our environment for that matter. The (Environmental Protection Agency) is an unconstitutional agency and should be dissolved. Climate change is fake news. - Andrew Clyde, quoted by Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia 10 - Jody Hice has a reputation for taking anti-science positions, and on climate change, he is no exception. He was included on the BarackObama.com list of members of Congress who had been standing against proposals to address the causes of climate change. More recently he has acknowledged climate change but has stood against regulations to address the issue.
Rather than imposing burdensome regulations like those included in the Paris Climate Agreement or the Green New Deal, we should find innovative solutions to address climate change – without stifling our economy. - Jody Hice, Letter to Supporters
Georgia 11 - Incumbent Barry Loudermilk represents district 11 -- he has stood against measures to fight climate change. in 2017, he supported a bill to close the EPA. He also supported Trump's move to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement.
President Trump is making the right decision withdrawing from the #ParisAgreement on climate change, and I fully support his decision. - Barry Loudermilk
Georgia 12 - Rick Allen has been representing the district by questioning science on climate change. It seems he more recently has acknowledged climate change is happening, but he has stood against regulations to address its causes.
What the two sides of the aisle disagree over is not really climate change, we all want to be good stewards, what we disagree over is the power of the government. Rick Allen, quoted by Georgia Recorder
Georgia 13 - David Scott is the incumbent, and he is a supporter of efforts on climate change.
...as climate change worsens, I have worked closely with my colleagues in the House of Representatives to support evidence-based approaches in protecting our environment for the benefit of future generations of Georgians. Climatologists and environmental advocacy organizations predict Georgia will face an increase in droughts and extreme heat days as a result of worsening climate conditions. - David Scott
Georgia 14 - Marjorie Taylor Greene won district 14. She has drawn quite a bit of attention for pushing conspiracy theories.

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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