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Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections

Iowa

Our top scientific institutions, the U.S. military, NASA, NOAA, leading companies in the oil industry (including Shell and British Petroleum), and nearly all credible experts 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 fossil fuels, and many leaders in Congress are also spreading disinformation for political reasons. 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. We've researched every district and made it easy for you to lookup your representatives' positions on climate. Enter an address in the form below to find your House representative.

Find Your Voter District and Congress Representatives' Positions on Climate

There are 435 representatives in the U.S. House and 100 in the Senate. Enter an address to find your district's representatives and their positions on climate.
Updated January 27, 2018

Joni Ernst is representing Iowa in the Senate with an ignorant stance on climate change, saying she just doesn't know, and she was on President Obama's list of climate change deniers. Chuck Grassley is the long standing incumbent. He is very popular, but does not accept the reality of climate change science. Chuck Grassley has adopted a flawed argument that the climate has changed before naturally before, so it cannot be concluded that humans are causing climate change now.


Iowa House

Iowa has four seats in the House of representatives.
Iowa 1: Rod Blum is representing this district with a position against climate change solutions, and he denies climate change is caused by humans.
Iowa 2: Incumbent Dave Loebsack says he's a supporter of progress on climate change, but has a mixed record on voting for progress on environment issues, at times voting for legislation that favors fossil fuels. Conservative Chris Peters is challenging for the seat as a Republican, and giving no indication he is not inline with his party's position of denying the issue of climate change.
Dave has long said that the science is settled: climate change is happening. Dave believes we must follow the science and take steps to avoid and mitigate effects on our changing climate. We must also continue to invest in renewable energy like wind and biofuels that create jobs in Iowa. - Dave Loebsack Website
Iowa 3: David Young is a representing this Iowa district with the standard Republican denial line that the science is unsettled. There are numerous Democrats lining up to challenge in 2018.
Iowa 4: Steve King is representing Iowa's district 4 with an ignorant stance on climate change. He was on President Obama's list of climate change deniers blocking progress in Congress. Steve King routinely utters statements that indicate a complete lack of understanding of science, such as this little falshood:
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
Several candidates are opposing Steve King in 2018.

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