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Rising Tides, Rising Temperatures: Global Warming Effects on the Oceans

Select Committee Hearing Dives Into Climate’s Sea Changes

On Tuesday, April 29, 2008, Chairman Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing examining the impact global warming is having on the earth’s oceans and ecosystems. Featuring renowned explorer Sylvia Earle and other ocean experts, the hearing discussed how carbon dioxide emissions and the effects from global warming are harming the earth’s coral reefs, increasing the acidity and sea-levels of oceans across the globe, and putting fish stocks at risk during an already burgeoning food crisis.

WHAT: Select Committee hearing: “Rising Tides, Rising Temperatures: Global Warming’s Impacts on the Oceans.”

WHEN: 1:30 PM, Tuesday, April 29, 2008

WHERE: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

OPENING STATEMENT:     Chairman Edward J. Markey

    * Sylvia Earle, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society
    * Dr. Vikki Spruill, President and CEO of The Ocean Conservancy
    * Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University
    * Dr. Joan Kleypas, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

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Full video archive of hearing.


Sylvia Earle Testimony

Question and Answer Period

Additional Question and Answer Session

Sylvia Earle on Ocean



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Kleypas, Rep. Cleaver, Spruill, Lubchenco, Earle and Rep. Markey

Earle, Lubchenco, Kleypas, Spruill

Dr. Sylvia Earle

Vikki Spruill

Dr. Jane Lubchenco

Dr. Joan Kleypas

Hearing room

Dr. Sylvia Earle

Kleypas and Rep. Cleaver

Dr. Earle and Rep. Markey

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