This story is over 5 years old.


Alabama’s Climate Change Deniers

Meet Alabama's climate change deniers.
Image: Michael Byrne/Motherboard

Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL-01)

"In fact, since the election, the President has only moved further to the extremes, pushing his radical climate change agenda and new regulations on the Internet."
[Bradley Byrne, Representing the First District of Alabama]

Call him: (202) 225-4931 | Email him

Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL-02)

"As is too often the case, global warming policy here is ahead of the science. Rep. Roby supports an 'all-of-the-above' approach to energy that would boost domestic production, decrease reliance on foreign energy, and develop clean and renewable sources that can power future generations. We can do all that without overly-burdensome environmental policies that raise energy prices and stifle economic growth."
[Martha Roby, Alabama's Second District]

Call her: (202) 225-2901 | Email her


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL-03)

"Although the United States makes up almost a quarter of the U.N.'s annual budget, the U.N. has attempted a number of actions that attack our rights as U.S. citizens.

To name a few, these initiatives include actions like…the U.N.'s work to re-establish an international regulation regime on global warming which would heavily target our fossil fuels."[Mike Rogers, Representing the Third District of Alabama]

Call him: (202) 225-3261 | Email him

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL-04)

"I fall into the second group of people who believe, as do many very credible scientists, that the earth is currently in a natural warming cycle rather than a man-made climate change.

Many scientists believe that natural cycles of warming and cooling have existed since the beginning of Earth. If we take the current models of climate prediction and apply those same models to what actually happened in the last thirty years, the models are shown to be very flawed. In addition, what knowledge we do have of a warming period in the Middle Ages cannot be explained by current models which are focused on greenhouse gas reductions."
[Robert B. Aderholt, Representing Alabama's 4th District]

Call him: (202) 225-4876 | Email him

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL-05)

"For right now, the fact that there may be some global warming doesn't necessarily establish that it's caused by humans. If you look at climatological data going back centuries or millennia, we have periods of cooling, like the Ice Age, and warming. So it's cyclical. So how are the proponents going to convince us that it's not just part of a cyclical pattern?"

Call him: (202) 225-4801 | Email him


Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL-06)

"Disagreements arise not over whether the climate is changing, but why these changes are happening. While many have asserted that human activity is the driving force behind climate change, this is far from 'settled science.' Historic fluctuations in climate have been similar to or greater than what we have observed in the last 50 years, and the climate models used to justify government action have routinely failed to reproduce observed results or accurately predict future changes."
[Weld for Birmingham]

Call him: (202) 225-4921 | Email him

Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL-07)

Voted in support of the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 (H.R. 910), which relied on climate change denial to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions—additionally excluding carbon dioxide from the definition of "air pollutant"—as a means to prevent further global warming and harm to human health.
[On the Issues]

Call her: (202) 225-2665 | Email her

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)

"I certainly understand your concerns regarding global warming which continues to be an issue of significant debate in Congress and throughout the scientific community. Important scientific research is ongoing, and there are still many questions that must be answered before we take steps to address this issue. For example, is the climate change phenomenon cyclical or is it a function of man-made pollutants, or both? I believe the science must be firmly grounded before we take any actions that could seriously cripple many sectors of our economy."
[Weld for Birmingham]

Call him: (202) 224-5744 | Email him