Global Warming's Growing Concerns: Impacts on Agriculture and Forestry
Hearing Probes Warming World’s Impact on Agriculture and Forestry
On June 18, 2009 the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing entitled: “Global Warming’s Growing Concerns: Impacts on Agriculture and Forestry.” The hearing examined the impact global warming is currently having on productivity and potential risks to these important industries.
Witnesses discussed the present effects of climate change on agriculture and forestry such as increased drought, changes in precipitation, higher temperatures and increased activity of weeds and pests. The committee also discussed how America’s agriculture and forestry sectors can help stave off the worst effects of global warming.
WHAT: Select Committee on Energy Independence and global warming hearing-- “Global Warming’s Growing Concerns: Impacts on Agriculture and Forestry.”
WHEN: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 9:30 AM
WHERE: US Capitol Complex, 2175 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC
OPENING STATEMENT: Chairman Edward J. Markey
WITNESS LIST & TESTIMONY:
Jerry Hatfield, Supervisory Plant Physiologist, USDA
Heather Cooley, Senior Researcher, Pacific Institute
Tom Troxel, Director, Black Hills Forest Resource Association
Dr. Johannes Lehmann, Associate Professor of Soil Fertility Management/Soil Biogeochemistry, Cornell University
Ford B. West, President, The Fertilizer Institute
Full video archive of hearing.
Rep. Herseth Sandlin questions the witnesses
Witnesses before the Select Committee
Mr. Hatfield testifies before the Select Committee
Ms. Cooley offers her testimony
Mr. Troxel testifies before the Select Committee
Mr. West offers his testimony
Dr. Lehmann testifies before the Select Committee
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