Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | 2016 Elections

New Hampshire

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 New Hampshire 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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Senate 2016

Kelly Ayotte is the incumbent Senator in New Hampshire with a refreshingly pro-science record compared to most of her Republican colleagues. She's not winning any environmentalist awards for her record on environmental issues, but she's acknowledged that climate change is real and caused by humans. She's joined with a handful of Republicans in supporting efforts to solve climate change by pursuing clean energy technologies. We'd like to see more Republican's display this type of independence and character.  Maggie Hassan is challenging as a Democrat, promising to fight for climate change solutions as well.

House 2016

District 1: Frank Guinta represents this New Hampshire district and he does not believe climate change is caused by humans. The President's climate change deniers list quotes him when he was asked "Do you believe that the theory of man-made climate change has been scientifically proven," Guinta responds "No." Guinta is a healthy supporter of more oil drilling, and votes against regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Conservation groups support his Democrat opponent, Carol Shea-Porter, who is an advocate for efforts on climate change. Some other results and candidates are due to shake out in the primary election in early September.
District 2: Ann McLane Kuster represents district 2 in New Hampshire. She has the support of conservation groups and says she supports efforts to solve climate change. She will face a Republican candidate to be decided in September.

See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering

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