Feb 12, 2009 - Markey Chairs Inaugural Energy and Environment Subcommittee Hearing

“The Climate Crisis: National Security, Public Health, and Economic Threats” 

Chairman Edward J. Markey held the first hearing of the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, “The Climate Crisis: National Security, Public Health, and Economic Threats.” Expert witnesses outlined the likely impact on the United States of unchecked climate change, focusing on the areas of national security, public health, and economic costs.

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Chairman Markey is pictured here with the witnesses: Gen. Gordon Sullivan (Ret.), President and Chief Operating Officer, Association of the United States Army; Mr. James Woolsey, Venture Partner, VantagePoint Venture Partners, former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Dr. Kristie Ebi, Public Health Consultant, Lead Author, Public Health Chapter of the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report; Dr. Frank Ackerman, Senior Economist, Stockholm Environment Institute U.S. Center, Tufts University; Professor Daniel Schrag, Harvard University; and Dr. Patrick Michaels, Senior Fellow in Environmental Studies, Cato Institute.