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Florida's Climate Change Deniers

Meet Florida's climate change deniers.

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL-01)

"In our fervor to protect the environment, we lose sight of economic and scientific reality."
[Panama City News Herald]

Call him: (202) 225-4136 | Email him

Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL-02)

"I am sure human activity plays some role, but I don't think the science is clear on how much is man-made and how much is natural. What I do know is that the United States should not follow the path of the global warming alarmists like the Obama administration who wants us to unilaterally handicap...industry with over-burdensome EPA regulations."
[Panama City News Herald]

Call him: (202) 225-5235 | Email him

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL-03)

"I think it's a natural occurrence… I think there's an agenda-driven science. I can read stuff that says that the information was skewed. It's not right. I'm a guy that's worked out in the weather since I was 16. I can tell there's climate change. The cause? I'm not smart enough for that."[ThinkProgress]

Call him: (202) 225-5744 | Email him

Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL-04)

"Climate was changing before we had carbon emissions… I need to be convinced how much of that is man and how much of it is just the global climate conditions."
[E&E News]

Call him: (202) 225-2501 | Email him

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL-06)

"A lot of these predictions haven't been proven to be true."
[ThinkProgress]

Call him: (202) 225-2706 | Email him

Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL-08)

"Obviously we've had global warming for a long time… So that is a natural phenomenon. [Global cooling] was the fear before Gore invented the internet."
[Rep. Bill Posey and White House science advisor John Holdren discuss climate change]

Call him: (202) 225-3671 | Email him

Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL-15)

"I think we are contributing to some climate change, but I am not accepting all the theories that are out there that say climate change is what it is because of us."
[ThinkProgress]

Call him: (202) 225-1252 | Email him

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16)

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.

Call him: (202) 225-5015 | Email him

Rep. Thomas Rooney (R-FL-17)

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.

Call him: (202) 225-5792 | Email him

Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL-18)

"In addition, the explosive growth of government regulations is threatening economic growth and job creation as much, or more, than taxes are. Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, climate change, and labor market regulations all weigh down the economy."
[Brian Mast for US Congress]

Call him: (202) 225-3026 | Email him

Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL-19)

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 him: (202) 225-2536 | Email him

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25)

"I know there's a lot of money to be made on the bandwagon of global warming, you can make movies, documentaries, get a lot of research money—and that's okay, I love capitalism… My fear is using the bandwagon of global warming to have Congress act on some knee-jerk reaction which will please some editorialists, will hurt our economy, will not do anything to help us in the future."
[YouTube, MarioDiazBalart]

Call him: (202) 225-4211 | Email him

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26)

Voted in support of S.J. Res. 24, a "resolution of disapproval" under the Congressional Review Act that would nullify the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan—the first nation-wide limit on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, and key climate change policy.[League of Conservation Voters]

Call him: (202) 225-2778 | Email him

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL-27)

Voted in support of S.J. Res. 24, a "resolution of disapproval" under the Congressional Review Act that would nullify the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan—the first nation-wide limit on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, and key climate change policy.[League of Conservation Voters]

Call her: (202) 225-3931 | Email her

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)

"Sure the climate is changing, and one of the reasons is because the climate has always been changing. There has never been a time when the climate was not changing."
[The Huffington Post]

Call him: (202) 224-3041 | Email him