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Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | 2016 Elections

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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 Mexico 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

Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall of New Mexico both support efforts to combat climate change and develop alternative energy. Neither of them are up for re-election in 2016.
House 2016

District 1: Michelle Lujan Grisham represents district 1 for New Mexico. She supports efforts in congress on climate change. Richard Priem is challenging as a Republican. He has linked environmental causes to radicalism, so we do not think he supports efforts in Congress to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
District 2: District 2 includes Las Cruces and the southern part of New Mexico. Steve Pearce represents this district by claiming humans do not cause climate change. In Congress, he is blocking attempts reduce climate change. He is confident about his views because he googled it."I googled this issue a couple of days ago, see that there are 31,000 scientists who say that human action is not causing the global warming at all. And in fact the last 17 years there has not been global warming, the temperature has been very stable for the last 17 years." - Steve Pearce
District 3: Ben Ray Lujan represents district 3 in New Mexico by supporting efforts in Congress to solve climate change and develop renewable energy in the state. He is being challenged by Michael Romero in 2016. Michael Romero does not believe humans can cause climate change, so reducing carbon emissions is not a priority for him.


See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering

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