Hurricanes, Climate Change Policies and Electoral Accountability — by Stefano Gagliarducci, M. Daniele Paserman, Eleonora Patacchini

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w25835#fromrss

This paper studies how politicians and voters respond to new information on the threats of climate change. Using data on the universe of federal disaster declarations between 1989 and 2014, we document that congress members from districts hit by a hurricane are more likely to support bills promoting more environmental