The good people at the Center for American Progress have released a new and sobering set of fact sheets documenting the abysmal state of climate change denial in Washington. Sadly, several members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation are “recognized” for being on record in support of the denial efforts. The list includes: Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and Representatives Virginia Foxx, Richard Hudson, Walter Jones, Robert Pittenger, David Rouzer and Mark Walker (as well as Gov. Pat McCrory).
This is, of course, a tragic and maddening state of affairs given the the fact that ninety-seven percent of climate scientists (as well as several fossil fuel companies!) agree that current human activity is contributing to the warming atmosphere and causing the global climate to change.
Unfortunately, as the fact sheets note, North Carolina’s denier delegation is far from alone:
- One hundred sixty-nine Republicans in the 114th Congress are on record questioning or denying the science behind climate change.
- Fifty-three percent—or 131 members—of the House Republican caucus question or deny the science behind climate change.
- Seventy percent—or 38 members—of the Senate Republican caucus question or deny the science behind climate change.
Click here to see the North Carolina fact sheet and the disturbing documentation with respect to each of our head-in-the-sand lawmakers.