Vote Climate U.S. PAC’s Voter’s Guide gave every incumbent and challenger for a seat in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate a – Climate Calculation – a score for voters to take to the polls in November. Our Climate Calculations, ranging from Climate Hero to Zero help Americans to vote climate. Challengers are scored in 2-climate change categories:
Climate Change Categories – CHALLENGERS
- Position – 85%
- Fee on Carbon – 15%
Each challenger receives a score in each of the 2-climate change categories of 0, 25, 50, 75 or 100 for position and 0, 50 or 100 for support of a fee on carbon. Scores are averaged for a final Climate Calculation, based upon the following criteria:
Position – CHALLENGERS – 85% of weighted score. What They Think and What They Say
o 0 – Disagrees with scientists that that climate change is real and human-made.
o 25 – Does not take a position on whether climate change is real and human-made.
o 50 – Agrees with scientists that climate change is real, human-made from burning fossil fuels.
o 75 – Understands the consequences and importance of acting on climate change.
o 100 – Understands the importance of action on climate change as a priority issue.
U.S. Fee on Carbon – CHALLENGERS – 15% of weighted score.
o 0 – Public statements, advocacy or votes against putting a U.S. fee on carbon.
o 50 – Does not oppose a U.S. fee on carbon. No known position on a U.S. carbon fee.
o 100 – Publicly supports a U.S. fee on carbon.
Position Score 100 x .85 = 85
Carbon Fee Score 50 x .15 = 7.5
Add 2 Scores for Overall Score 92.5