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 Mississippi 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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United States Senate District Updates 2021
Mississippi's two elected senators to the U.S. Congress are Roger Wicker and newly elected Cindy Hyde-Smith. Cindy Hyde-Smith does not mention climate change much, as far as we can find, and has introduced proposals to prevent spending on the Paris Climate Change Accord. She has spoken out against the Green New Deal. Roger Wicker has cast doubt on the reality of climate change. In 2015, he voted no to a resolution that stated that "climate change is real and not a hoax". He was the only Senator to cast a no vote.
The previous Senator, Thad Cochran, voted against a statement acknowledging that climate change is real. When pressed on his position, his staff issued a statement saying he opposes regulations to protect the environment.
The Green New Deal is unrealistic, unworkable, and unaffordable. The $65K per year burden this scheme would put on families is well above the median household income in Mississippi. - Cindy Hyde-Smith, on Twitter
Science shows that there is an increase of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. But it has not been compellingly proven that mankind is responsible for the rise in atmospheric CO2, nor is it clear what impact CO2 has on Earth's temperatures. - Roger Wicker
District 1: Trent Kelly represents district 1 in Mississippi. He has stood against efforts to address the causes of climate change. He voted to repeal legislation that was designed to reduce CO2 emissions from power plants.
District 2: Bennie Thompson represents district 2 in Mississippi. He supports efforts to address climate change.
District 3: Michael Guest represents district 3 in Mississippi. He does not say much about climate, he has voted against the environment fairly consistently, and appears to be against efforts to address the causes of climate change.
District 4: Steven Palazzo is the rep for district 4. He has a poor record on the environment. He has proposed legislation to abolish the EPA (the Environmental Protection Agency).
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