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Our top scientific institutions, the U.S. military, NASA, NOAA, leading companies in the oil industry (including Shell and British Petroleum), Stephen Hawking, and nearly all credible scientists say pollution is causing our planet to get warmer. Despite the consensus among credible organizations and the already observable effects of climate change, a large portion of the population believes climate change is a 'hoax' or a 'liberal conspiracy'. False information designed to discredit climate science is actively promoted by organizations with ties to fossil fuels, and it is unacceptable that some leaders in Congress are facilitating the spread of ignorance for political reasons.

Representatives for Missouri 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.

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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.
United States Senate Representatives for Missouri

Senator Roy Blunt from Missouri is blocking progress on climate change, preferring his own views on the subject rather than those of scientists. Jason Kander ran for the seat in 2016 while promising to take action on climate change, but lost. Claire McCaskill is Missouri's other senator who is up for re-election in 2018. She has a better than average record on climate, and has stood against recent efforts to reduce the EPA's ability to fight climate change.  Josh Hawley is running in 2018, with an position against the environment and a campaign tied to and backed by Charles and David Koch and other fossil fuel interests. The Koch funded attack on the EPA is behind Josh Hawley and his position against solving climate change.
"There isn't any real science to say we are altering the climate path of the earth." - Senator Roy Blunt from Missouri
Claire McCaskill, accepts that climate change is real but she has not been supportive of legislation intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Claire McCaskill has broke with her Democratic party to lean towards support of legislation that favors fossil fuel business.


U.S. House of Representatives for Missouri

Updated January 29, 2018



District 1: William Lacy Clay represents this district with a positive stance on fighting climate change.
District 2: Ann Wagner represents district 2, and she denies the findings of climate change scientists. She is being challenged in 2016 by Bill Otto, who accepts the findings of science and supports efforts to curb greenhouse gasses to fight climate change.
"Our policy response to this dilemma should not be based on inconsistent and unsound science..." - Ann Wagner, Missouri
District 3: Blaine Luetkemeyer represents this district with a position that landed him on President Obama's list of climate change deniers in congress. Luetkemeyer is blocking efforts to pass legislation designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
District 4: Vicky Hartzler is the Republican incumbent, and she displays considerable ignorance about climate change.
"Enjoying another beautiful global warming day in Missouri! Rep. Skelton and the UN Summit need to quit their dist. of wealth for a hoax." - Vicky Hartzler, Missouri
District 5: Emanuel Cleaver represents this district with a positive stance on fixing climate change.
"Climate change does not have to be a partisan issue. It is about people. If we continue down the road we are on without taking action on climate change, people will suffer. There can be a path to protect people from the negative effects of climate change, if we come together to achieve it." - Emanuel Cleaver on Facebook
District 6: Sam Graves represents this district by introducing legislation designed to stop efforts by the EPA to take action to prevent climate change.
District 7: Billy Long is the Republican representative for this district, and he is fighting against efforts to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. He voted to cancel the Clean Power Plan, which was designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
District 8: Jason Smith currently represents this district with a view that the effects of climate change are "uncertain", so no action should be taken.

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See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering

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