Building U.S. Resilience to Global Warming Impacts
WASHINGTON, DC – The consequences of global warming in the United States will be significant even in the case of deep reductions in future heat-trapping emissions. The current and anticipated impacts -- including sea level rise, more frequent heat waves, regional drought and flooding, and more intense tropical storms -- pose a serious threat to our health, environment, economic well-being, and national security.
While Congress works to curb carbon pollution to avoid the worst effects of global warming, America must look at adaptation measures that will protect communities from harm caused by global warming that is already set to occur.
On Thursday October 22, 2009 at 9:30 a.m., the Select Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming held a hearing on adaptation entitled, "Building U.S. Resilience to Global Warming Impacts" in room 2175 Rayburn House Office Building.
WHAT: Select Committee hearing "Building U.S. Resilience to Global Warming Impacts"
WHEN: Thursday October 22, 2009 at 9:30 AM
WHERE:2175 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC
OPENING STATEMENT: Chairman Edward J. Markey
John Stephenson, Natural Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office
Eric Schwaab, Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Stephen Seidel, V.P. for Policy Analysis & Gen. Counsel, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Kenneth Green, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Full video archive of hearing.
Chairman Markey with witnesses after hearing
Mr. John Stephenson testifies before the Select Committee
Mr. Eric Schwabb gives testimony before the committee
Mr. Stephen Seidel, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, testifies
Mr. Kenneth Green before the Select Committee
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore) and Chairman Markey listen to witness testimony
Witness panel at the Select Committee hearing.
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