Speak Out: Lost in the climate fog
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Aug 01, 2013 | 1785 views |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Recall the misinformation put forth years ago during discussions of tobacco and human health? Similar actions are being under taken by powerful interests to create confusion about climate disruption and whether humans contribute to it.

Based on a new report by the minority party of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, misinformation may have influenced many of the votes cast in 2012 by members of the U.S. House of Representatives. This report, titled “Climate Disconnect,” compares climate change voting records of members of Congress with the temperatures in their districts in 2012.

There were more than 30,000 record-high temperatures in the United States last year. In Alabama’s 3rd congressional district, 55 record-high temperatures were recorded in 2012. And last year, our Congressman Mike Rogers cast 41 anti-climate votes and zero pro-climate votes.

There are numerous sources from which to obtain facts about climate disruption. One factual website by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is at http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence.

It is time to provide the facts on climate disruption to members of the Congress.

To contact Congressman Mike Rogers, visit http://mike-rogers.house.gov/.

David Newton
Auburn
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