Forum: Congressional Candidates Positions on Climate Change | Elections
The U.S. military, NASA, NOAA, and our top scientific institutions 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 West Virginia 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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Senator Joe Manchin represents West Virginia as senator. He supported Trump's decision to leave the Paris agreement on climate change, a decision that is widely criticized by supporters of the environment. Shelley Moore Capito is West Virginia's other senator. She dismisses climate science and is against efforts to address climate change.
District 1: David McKinley represents district 1 in West Virginia. He straight-up denies science and repeats misinformation about climate change. He is against efforts to address climate change. He says, falsely, that over the last 40 years, there has been "almost no increase in temperature, very slight".
District 2: Alex Mooney, representative for district 2 in West Virginia, is also a climate denier. He says, falsely, that climate change is "not a settled issue".
District 3: Evan Jenkins represents district 3 in West Virginia. He has used the "I am not a scientist" method of denying climate science. He is against efforts to deal with climate change in Congress.
See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering
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