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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 Iowa 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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Joni Ernst is representing Iowa in the Senate with a stance against government action on climate change, saying she just doesn't know. She has ties to fossil fuels, and was on the BarackObama.com list of members of Congress who had been standing against regulations to address the causes of climate change. Chuck Grassley is the long standing incumbent. He is very popular, has questioned the scientific conclusions about climate change and has stood against proposals in Congress to address the causes of climate climate. Grassley can and does legitimately take credit for some renewable energy progress in Iowa.
We've seen a natural evolution here in the state of Iowa. It didn't take federal government intervention to make this happen, it is something we have done on our own. So I'll continue to support those programs, I think it is really important. - Joni Ernst, explaining her position against government involvement on climate change, quoted by Iowa Starting Online, 2019

Iowa House

Iowa has four seats in the House of representatives.
Iowa 1: Abby Finkenauer won this seat in 2018. She supports action on climate change. Previously, Rod Blum had been representing this district with a position against climate change solutions in Congress.
Our planet is warming at a quickening rate - Abby Finkenauer
Iowa 2: Rita Hart represents Iowa 2 by favoring efforts to address climate change.
We need to be talking about what we can do to make some headway on the environment and climate change. It's crucial that we get this right, and so, again, we can't go backwards.. - Rita Hart, quoted in Iowa Capital Dispatch
Iowa 3: Cindy Axne won this seat in 2018, defeating climate doubter David Young, who had been representing this Iowa district with the standard line that the science is unsettled.
Climate change is real. We see it right here in #IA03. Droughts are a yearly strain on our food supply & put farmers at risk. - Cindy Axne
Iowa 4: J.D. Scholten represents district 4. He supports efforts to address climate change, and says attitudes are changing in the state of Iowa. Previously, Steve King had been representing Iowa's district 4 with a stance against addressing climate change. He was on the BarackObama.com list of members of Congress who had been standing against regulations to address the causes of climate change. Steve King had questioned climate science.
There are a couple of German engineers that took that theory apart and proved it wrong in a lab. I've read through that, but I'd have to go back to school for a half a year or a year to tell you I followed every bit of their rationale. But the presumption of the Greenhouse Effect is at least, from what I saw, was pretty convincingly rebutted." - Steve King

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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