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We build political will in Georgia’s 6th Congressional district to solve climate change

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

In metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia, residents, natural resources and industry are at risk from the effects of climate change.

The burning of fossil fuels produces carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the Earth’s atmosphere. Human activity—primarily the burning of fossil fuels—is releasing CO2 into the atmosphere at a volume and rate that’s causing our planet to rapidly warm. Across the world, there’s scientific consensus that this is happening.

Our members of Congress have the ability to slow and solve climate change through the policies they create. With every election, you have an opportunity to let our candidates know you want them to act on climate change. With every election, you have an opportunity to vote for candidates who will.

We’re a nonpartisan group who’ll keep you informed of upcoming 6th Congressional district elections. We’ll let you know where all the candidates stand on climate change, so you can “vote climate” and vote to protect Georgia’s environment for your children and grandchildren.

 

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 6th district residents want climate action

The majority of residents in Georgia’s 6th district want CO2 regulated as a pollutant. But we have members of Congress who represent the view of a minority of us. Regulate Carbon as a Pollutant PieChart

Our members of Congress must represent the views of 75% of 6th district residents. They must enact policies to make significant, long-term reductions in 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 Georgians’ health

A longer, hotter summer. More stagnant air. Smoke from wildfires. Metro-Atlanta had a sharp rise in the number of air quality alerts in 2016, along with a sharp rise in the number of emergency room visits for asthma. More

 

Climate change is affecting Georgia’s coast

Rising sea levels. Stronger storm surges. Sunny day flooding. Georgia’s coastal communities and coastline, including the only road on and off popular Tybee Island, are experiencing more frequent and intense flooding. More

 

Climate change is affecting Georgia’s crops

Severe summer heat. Drought. Extreme temperature swings. And most recently, north Georgia’s first-ever tropical storm. Some Georgia farmers lost entire corn crops in 2016. And many peach, blueberry, pecan and cotton crops were wiped out or heavily damaged in 2017. More

 

The good news is Georgians 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 CO2 emissions and climate risks as we grow jobs. Grow the economy. And protect public health. More

 

Where does your candidate stand on climate change?

Our leaders in Congress are in the best position to slow climate change and protect us from its damaging effects. Know where your candidate stands on climate change—and vote climate!