High tide, downtown Miami, Forida in 2016. Photo by wikimedia user B137 via CC license



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 Idaho 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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Mike Crapo has in the past fought regulations on greenhouse gas emissions and suggested there is no conclusive evidence that climate change is primarily caused by man. Idaho's other senator, James E. Risch, has in the past questioned climate change.
While there is no dispute over the fact that the Earth's climate has changed many times over the planet's history, the underlying cause of these climactic shifts is ultimately not well-understood and is a matter of vigorous debate. - Mike Crapo
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Idaho 1: Russ Fulcher is representing Idaho 1. He has in the past cast doubt on the scientific conclusions about climate change. Asked to comment on climate change and global warming, he said he believes "in the cycle that's happened since the beginning of time." (quoted by AP)
Idaho 2: Mike Simpson represents Idaho 2. He has in the past indicated he questions the degree to which man can influence climate change. He has at least been willing to acknowledge that humans are causing climate change at some "magnitude". His voting record has been poor on this and other environmental issues. More recently, he has been quoted making statements that seem to indicated he recognizes the climate change problem, and a statement about his position on the subject can be found on his website.
Climate change is a reality. It's not hard to figure out. Go look at your thermometer. - Mike Simpson, quoted by Grist
Many scientists agree that the earth's climate is changing, and these assertions are backed up by land managers who are witnessing changes in plants and animal behavior as the climate shifts. While scientists cannot explain the climate changes of the past few decades without including the effects of elevated greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations resulting from the use of fossil fuels, there is widespread disagreement as to the magnitude of human influence on the climate and the degree to which any effort by humanity to reduce carbon output would slow or reverse the effects of climate change. -- excerpt from the House website of Mike Simpson

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See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering

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