Earthlobbyist 2020 Election Platform

Updated October 22, 2019

2020 Climate Issues Election Platform and Voting History

Here you can see the full text of  H. R. 9, as voted  on May 6, 2019,  to direct the President to develop a plan for the United States to meet it’s  determined contribution under the Paris Agreement, and for other purposes.

Here you can see the 190 Representatives who voted against the essential legislation of HR 9. Each person has voted against our children and the responsibility of the United States to be a responsible global citizen.

While Earthlobbyist David Carr recognizes multiple important issues in  national election besides climate change, there is no issue that has the potential and functional ability to provide so much impact on our domestic society,  economic future,  public health  or our global community as the effects of extreme weather caused by Atmospheric Carbon which causes Oceanic Acidification and species extinction.

On Nov 5, 2019 a team of 11, 224 World Scientists published and co-signed the “Warning of Climate Emergency” , a comprehensive, easy read  presentation that clearly explains the urgency of our situation with a manageable action plan.

Future people will be affected by climate change in the form of disease, loss of property, food shortages, water shortages and extreme weather that will cause more damage than any other issue, as evidenced by recent events not limited to wildfires, tornadoes, flooding, air pollution and tropical diseases. The inability of the existing property insurance models to compensate and repair escalating damages without extreme premium increases is another problem, as California insurers are changing their models that insure homeowners from fires.

Based on the facts at hand, EarthLobbyist David Carr offers and will support  the following 2020  candidate platform. Thank you  for your consideration.

  1. Recommitting to the Paris climate accord and reinforcing the Clean Air Act.
  2. Reestablish the 2015 EPA Clean Power Plan which was repealed on Oct 9, 2017.
  3. Re-establish the 2013 Climate Action Plan to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 17 % below 2005 levels by 2020, achieving a 26% reduction by 2025.
  4. Mandate that federal infrastructure apply human engineering to cool the planet, including captured carbon sequestration to power fuel cell technology.
  5. Increase user efficiency of wind and solar power while reducing fossil fuel dependency.
  6. 100 percent fossil fuel free energy for the national grid by 2035, exempting vehicles.
  7. Clean Air Emissions mandates for vehicles over 8000 lbs exempting trains.
  8. Commercial Airlines to reduce 2019 carbon production by 20% before 2030.
  9. Reforesting national parks and public lands to reduce carbon in the atmosphere.
  10. Reduction of Oceanic Acidification and temperature.
  11. The Pentagon must achieve net zero emissions by 2030.
  12. The Defense Department must implement state of the art microgrids and energy storage technology (not invest in new research) and require their subcontractors to do the same.
  13. Job creation will be created by infrastructure deployment and protecting the frontline communities by raising structures, since no seawall is going to prevent a 16-foot storm surge.
  14. Implement H.R.763 – Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019.

Clean-energy research is not as important as implementation of existing technology, which will provide income to the clean energy industrial complex to leverage  productive past investments while providing real world application and testing  for modifications. Building the infrastructure to fix Climate Change is a huge job market.

Here is a link to the Congressional Record where the search term is climate change

Here you can read  605 examples of our elected representatives discussing  the International Paris Climate Accord

Earth Lobbyist members will endorse wise use of our land and resources, identifying factual, non-partisan solutions to climate change that will provide measurable atmospheric carbon reduction in the immediate future.

Here you can see retiring members of Congress whose  districts will be electing  new representation in 2020.  An Earthlobbyist endorses  candidates who will vote for the environment before special interests ( that seek to profit from continued destruction of our planet). Eighteen of these candidates represented voters  who did not support the climate in the HR  9 ( Paris Treaty Implementation)  vote below.

Here is a link to the Cook Political Report, a non partisan review of the 2020 election For over 33 years The Cook Political Report has become known as a preeminent source of non-partisan political analysis that many rely on for accurate political forecasting.

An Earthlobbyist knows the environmental politics of their representatives. People who elect representatives who vote against conservation, carbon elimination and clean energy  are threatening everybody who lives here now, and in the future.

The Primary Directive of Earthlobbyist is to meet people who deny climate change so we can talk with them about their beliefs, where they live and vote.   An Earthlobbyist can travel to contested legislative districts where we will talk with voters about the urgency of voting for environmental stewardship, for ourselves and our posterity, while experiencing roots causes of climate denial. If we can not travel we can write, call and respectfully communicate via the internet.

Here you can see the full text of  H. R. 9, as voted  on May 6, 2019,  to direct the President to develop a plan for the United States to meet it’s  determined contribution under the Paris Agreement, and for other purposes.

Here you can see 190 Representatives who voted against the essential legislation of HR 9. Each person has voted against our children and the responsibility of the United States to be a responsible global citizen.

Here is a record of climate related bills that were introduced to the 2017-2018 Congress with no action:

1. H.R.7313 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)Advancing Grid Storage Act of 2018

2. H.R.7220 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)PARIS Climate Act

3. H.R.7087 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)Ohio River Basin Preparedness Act

6. H.R.5606 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)Climate Change Education Act

7. H.R.5552 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)Climate Change is Real Act

10. H.R.5031 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)Challenges & Prizes for Climate Act of 2018

13. H.R.4586 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)Geoengineering Research Evaluation Act of 2017

16. H.R.4426 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)Sustainable Energy Development Reform Act

20. H.R.3782 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act of 2017

33. H.R.1464 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)National Institute of Standards and Technology Surviving Unprecedented Climate Change Effects with Standard Setting (NIST SUCCESS) Act of 2017

38. H.R.806 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017

50. S.3508 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)Save Our Seas Act of 2018

55. S.2740 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)Climate Change Education Act

59. S.2176 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)Safeguarding America’s Future and Environment Act

60. S.1807 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act of 2017

This link shows  “Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases” applied to 300 Congressional Actions betweenJjan 1, 2017 and Oct 22, 2019 . You will see the majority are introduced with no action, confirming the ineffectual behavior of many  climate change deniers who are also elected representatives.

As we move through history toward the 2020 National Elections, now is the time to meet climate change deniers where they live and vote. The continued election of representatives who deny climate change will cost everyone time that can not be recovered, as every day we wait adds  to the damage the grandchildren will endure.

After reading “Losing Earth” in August 2018, I founded EarthLobbysit.com to support   my goal to hopefully travel and meet Climate Change Deniers where they live and vote.

In Spring 1977, over forty-two years ago, Rafe Pomerance and Betsy Agle read Page 66 of EPA-600/7-78-019 where the author, “noted that the continued use of fossil fuels might, within two or three decades, bring about ‘significant and damaging’ changes to the global atmosphere.”

Earthlobbyist demands accountability of  elected representatives who have failed to vote for climate protection and atmospheric carbon reduction. Elected representatives who vote against conservation, carbon elimination and against clean energy are threatening everybody who lives now, and in the future.

Thank You for your considerations. David Carr revised this page on Election Day  11/05/2019. 


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