Climate Disconnect: Interactive Map
On July 9, 2013, Rep. Henry A. Waxman released a report comparing the impacts of climate change in members’ districts with members’ voting records. The report found a widespread “climate disconnect” in the voting records of the Republican members representing the districts most affected by the soaring temperatures in 2012. They cast anti-climate votes 96% of the time. No similar “climate disconnect” was found in the voting records of House Democrats. The report is available here.
Below is an interactive map that provides record temperature information for each congressional district in the country and the climate voting record of the member representing the district.
N/A is noted for the temperature records of districts that did not set records in 2012 or where there is no available temperature data; for the temperature ratios for districts that had no record highs, no record lows, or both; and for the voting records of members who did not serve in the 112th Congress.
- The interactive map’s congressional district boundaries were provided by Cicero API, a product of Azavea, using Google Fusion Tables.