Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | 2016 Elections


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 Kansas 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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Ashburn Virginia is in Virginia District 10

house: Barbara Comstock
senate: Timothy Kaine
senate: Mark Warner

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Senate 2016 Senator Jerry Moran is up for reelection in 2016. He is against regulations designed to reduce greenhouse gases to curb global warming and climate change. He considers such measures to be part of a war on coal. Patrick Wiesner and Monique Singh-Bey are challenging as Democrats, although not taking a strong stance on climate change in Kansas, a state that leans heavily to the GOP.

Kansas 1: Incumbent Tim Huelskamp is blocking progress on climate change in Congress, and is against regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Republicans Alan LaPolice and Roger Marshall are challenging, but with a similar stance on climate change.

Kansas 2: Representing Kansas 2 in Congress is Lynn Jenkins, who has make the President's list of climate change deniers who are blocking progress in Congress the issue. Mike Pryor is challenging as a Democrat supporting measures to reduce climate change and invest in alternative energy.

Kansas 3: Kevin Yoder represents this district with a position against taking measures to reduce climate change. Reggie Marselus and Nathaniel McLaughlin are challenging as a Democrats without listing climate change as an issue in their campaigns.

Kansas 4: Mike Pompeo represents the fourth district with an anti-environment position that is against curbing greenhouse gases and taking measures to reduce climate change. Dan Giroux is challenging, but true to form in Kansas, it's difficult to find a candidate that accepts the reality of the climate change problem.

See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering

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