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We’re Dedicated to Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional District

Crisp autumn air. A bright blue sky. And a heart-healthy walk along a sparkling Susquehanna River. How lucky are we to live in such a beautiful district and state?

Every time you vote, you have an opportunity to let the candidates know you want them to act on climate change and protect Pennsylvania's environment.

Our Congressional representatives can act on climate. We’re a nonpartisan group who’ll keep you informed of upcoming 9th Congressional district elections. We’ll let you know where the candidates stand on climate, so you can cast a vote that best represents the future you want for your children and future generations.

 

Why vote climate?

97% of climate scientists are convinced human-caused climate change is happening.

Experts agree:

It’s real.

It’s us (human-caused).

It’s bad (for people).

It’s solvable.

 

Most 9th district Pennsylvanians want action on climate

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas produced from burning fossil fuels. It’s a primary cause of climate change

Public Opinion Estimates, 2016 , Pennsylvania
9th Congressional District

Global warming is happening
Yes 60%   19% No

 

Global warming is caused mostly by human beings
Human Activities 45%   39% Natural Changes

 

Most scientists think global warming is happening
Yes 38%   36% There is lot of disagremment

 

Trust climate scientists about global warming
Somewhat/strongly trust 63%   39% Somewhat/strongly distrust
Source : Yale Climate Opinion Maps – U.S. 2016

Our members of Congress must represent the diversity of views in our 9th district and given the significant risks must take bold steps to find ways to make significant, long-term reductions to CO2 production in the United States.

As a government “of the people, by the people and for the people,” Americans expect their members of Congress to represent their views.

 

Climate change is affecting Pennsylvanian’s health

Longer, hotter summers affect the most vulerable among us, the young ones, the elderlies and those with health problems. As the average temperature of planet earth rises so will the number of dangerously hot summer days.

 

Climate change is affecting Pennsylvania’s coast

Rising sea levels. Stronger storm surges. South-east Pennsylvanian’s shoreline along the Delaware Estuary are experiencing more frequent and intense flooding : Delaware Bay - Sea Level Rise Reports. Pennsylvania is one of the most flash-flood prone state of the entire USA. With more moisture in the air this situation is likely to worsen.

 

Climate change is affecting Pennsylvania’s crops

Severe summer heat. Drought. Extreme temperature swings in spring. Some north Pennsylvania farmers loose crops due to extreme weather events, unseasonable temperature periods and heavy down pours.

 

The good news is Pennsylvanians can help slow climate change

When we burn less fossil fuels and use more clean energy, we clean up our air. Clean up our water. And enjoy better health and healthier economic resources.

We can make this happen with market-based solutions that reduce climate risks and grow jobs. Grow the economy. And protect public health.

 

Where does your candidate stand on climate change?

Our leaders in Congress are in the best position to slow climate change. Know where your candidate stands on climate change—and vote climate!