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Our top scientific institutions, including the U.S. military, NASA, and NOAA all 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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Ron Johnson represents Wisconsin in the Senate. On climate change, he has promoted questionable claims about the state of the climate, such as his claim that the planet has not warmed recently.
First of all, the climate hasn't warmed in quite a few years. That is proven scientifically. - past statement, Ron Johnson
Tammy 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
United States House of Representatives, Wisconsin
District 1: Paul Ryan formerly represented district 1 in Wisconsin. He cast doubt about climate science throughout his tenure in Congress. Ryan was against efforts to address climate change in Congress, and took enormous sums of money from fossil fuel interests. In 2018, Bryan Steil won the seat. Bryan Steil accepts that climate change is really happening. His support for action on climate is unclear, and he is focusing blame on India and China. His record on climate and environment votes is not so great.
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.
I believe we have a responsibility to protect resources like these for generations to come. I want to ensure that we pursue commonsense solutions that also safeguard jobs and the economy. I believe we can create opportunity, protect the environment, and address climate change at the same time. - Bryan Steil website
Global climate change is real. To reduce carbon emissions, we must hold China and India accountable. We also need a technology-based approach. The Paris Agreement fails to hold China and India accountable, making the Agreement unworkable. Heavy-handed federal regulations drive up energy costs. Instead, we must encourage technology developments to address climate change. - Bryan Steil
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: Scott Fitzgerald won this seat in 2020. So far, we cannot find much Scott Fitzgerald has said or done related to climate. Jim Sensenbrenner previously represented this district in Wisconsin by spreading 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, past statement
District 6: Glenn Grothman represents WI 6. He has voted against the environment, and has questioned climate science. In the past, he has outright doubted climate change.
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. - Glenn Grothman
District 7: Tom Tiffany represents district 7. Tiffany has a poor record when it comes to the environment, and has spoken of energy costs when asked about climate. Previously, Sean Duffy held the district 7 seat. He did not support efforts in Congress to address climate change, and has implied that cold weather in Wisconsin is not consistent with global warming.
That was certainly one of the red flags for me. Trying to re-establish the science bureau is certainly a red flag for me, too. - Tom Tiffany quoted by Wisconsin State Journal, discussing proposed resumption of climate-change research
District 8: Mike Gallagher represents district 8. He has stood against regulations in Congress to address the causes of climate change. More recently, he has seemed to have been open to conversations about what to do about climate change. He does not seem to support regulations cut greenhouse gas emissions, but according to the Lawrentian, he participated in a climate panel and seemed to indicate he would favor ending subsidies for fossil fuels.

Disclaimer: The statements and comments about representatives positions are the opinion of the writer. We try to include accurate information and base the representative and candidate positions on a variety of reliable sources. Sources include reputable reporting on candidates' past statements, campaign websites, press coverage of campaigns and representatives, votes in Congress on issues, and party affiliation. If you feel we are missing something, let us know. Please contact us to suggest a correction or request an update. Individual representatives and districts are updated periodically, but may at times become outdated. These statements are opinions related to how the U.S. Congress is responding to a national security and public health issue, but should be treated as opinions.

See also: Disinformation on Climate Change is Staggering

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