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Hearings and Publications

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The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming addressed our nation's energy, economic and national security challenges during the 110th and 111th Congresses.

This is an archived version of the committee's website, where the public, students and the media can continue to access and learn from our work.

BRIEFING: Extreme Weather in a Warming World

From New York City to Nashville, Washington to Pakistan, 2010 has seen more than its fair share of extreme weather events. To probe the long-term trends of disruptive weather events in a world beset by climate change, Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a briefing to discuss these issues.

The briefing featured Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, who discussed the historic floods that have displaced millions of his countrymen. The briefing also included top climate scientists.

VIDEO: Click here for an archived version of the FULL BRIEFING. Please note, the file is large and may take some time to download.

WHAT: Select Committee briefing, “Extreme Weather in a Warming World”

WHEN: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 11 AM

WHERE: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

OPENING STATEMENT: Chairman Edward J. Markey

Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States
Michael Oppenheimer, Professor, Princeton University
Thomas Peterson, Chief Scientist, NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center
Michael Wehner, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Full video archive of hearing.


Pakistani Ambassador's video highlighting the affects of flooding in Pakistan

From the testimony of Ambassador Haqqani: Floods diverted resources away from fight against terrorism


Members and panel listen to testimony of Ambassador Haqqani

Members and panel listen to Ambassador Haqqani speak 

Ambassador Haqqani

Ambassador Haqqani speaks to witnesses and members of the Select Committee.

Dr. Michael Wehner testifies before the Select Committee 


Dr. Thomas Peterson testifies before the Select Committee

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer speaks to the Select Committee

The witness panel and members of the Select Committee at the briefing

Rep. Inslee, Ambassador Haqqani, and Chairman Markey after the briefing

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, Chairman Markey, Dr. Michael Wehner, and Dr. Thomas Patterson after the briefing

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