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 Massachusetts 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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Massachusetts reliably elects candidates that support climate change efforts. We're looking for outliers and points of interest in the election in Massachusetts as it relates to global warming, but for now it seems the representatives lean positively in the direction of environment. Senate 2016

House 2016

Massachusetts 1: Richard Neal represents district 1 with a pro-environment record.
Massachusetts 2: Jim McGovern holds pro-environment views on climate change, and represents this district.
Massachusetts 3: Niki Tsongas holds a positive view towards efforts on climate change.
"Global warming is no longer an academic question for scientists to ponder. It's a very real crisis that requires American leadership." - from the Niki Tsongas House website
Massachusetts 4: Joe Kennedy represents this district, and he believes we cannot ignore climate change. David Rosa is challenging as a Republican without mentioning climate change in his campaign website.
Massachusetts 5: Katherine Clark, also a Democratic representative in support of climate change efforts.
Massachusetts 6: Seth Moulton, Democratic representative, supporter of climate change efforts.
Massachusetts 7: Mike Capuano, Democrat, supporter of climate change legislation.
Massachusetts 8: Stephen Lynch, also a believer in climate change. He is being challenged by Republican William Burke.
Massachusetts 9: Bill Keating, Democrat, and supporter of climate change efforts.

See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering

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