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 Wisconsin 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
Updated February 3, 2018
Updated February 3, 2018
Ron Johnson represents Wisconsin in the Senate. On climate change, he seems to be mostly in denial, and has promoted false claims put out by denialists about the state of the climate, such as his provably false claim that the planet has not warmed recently.United States House of Representatives, Wisconsin
First of all, the climate hasn't warmed in quite a few years. That is proven scientifically. - Ron JohnsonTammy Baldwin also represents Wisconsin in the Senate. She is in favor of efforts to address climate change.
Unfortunately, President Trump refuses to believe climate change is occurring, questioning sound science and calling it a 'hoax.' Backing out of the Paris Agreement now and turning our back on the rest of the world after years of strong U.S. leadership is bad for our environment, bad for our economy and fails future generations. - Tammy Baldwin
District 1: Paul Ryan represents district 1 in Wisconsin. He has cast doubt about climate science throughout his tenure in Congress. He is adamantly against efforts to address climate change in Congress, and has taken enormous sums of money from fossil fuel interests. Numerous candidates are lining up for the race in 2018. We'll try to update soon, so please send us any information you have on these candidates.
I don't know the answer to that question. I don't think science does, either. Paul Ryan, on whether humans are causing climate change.
District 2: Mark Pocan represents district 2 with a favorable view towards addressing climate change.
District 3: Ron Kind represents district 3 with a good record on protecting the environment.
On this Earth Day I hope you will join me in carrying on the legacy of Wisconsin’s rich conservation heritage by helping to create a world in which everyone contributes their energy, knowledge and goodwill to safeguard our environment. This collective action and dedication is necessary if we hope to reverse the course of global climate change and address our other environmental challenges head-on. - Ron Kind, Wisconsin district 3 representative
District 4: Gwen Moore represents district 4 in the House by supporting clean energy and progress on climate change. She has a favorable record on the environment.
District 5: Jim Sensenbrenner represents this district in Wisconsin by spreading demonstrably false and unscientific claims on climate science. Several candidates are lining up for the race against him in 2018.
I think that the science is inconclusive on this ... I personally believe that the solar flares are more responsible for climatic cycles than anything that human beings do and our lunar, our rovers on Mars have indicated that there has been a slight warming in the atmosphere of Mars and that certainly was not caused by the internal combustion engine. - Jim Sensenbrenner, promoting climate misinformation
District 6: Glenn Grothman represents WI 6. He has never cast a pro-environment vote in Congress, and spreads false claims about climate science. Dan Kohl is challenging for the seat in 2018.
Global warming is not man-made and there is barely any global warming at all. There's been no global warming for the last twelve or thirteen years. - misinformation from Glenn Grothman
District 7: Sean Duffy represents district 7. He does not support efforts in Congress to address climate change, and has falsely implied that cold weather in Wisconsin is not consistent with global warming.
District 8: Mike Gallagher represents district 8. He spreads misinformation to attempt to discredit climate science, and is against efforts to address climate change.
See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering
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