Climate Change: A Challenge for Public Health, Hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session on Examining Climate Change, Focusing On It as a Challenge for Public Health, April 10, 2008 [open pdf - 888KB]
From the opening statement of Edward M. Kennedy: "Over the past few years, the American public's awareness and concern about climate change has reached unprecedented levels, and we have heard about what climate change means for the Earth, about the melting ice caps, and about the rising sea levels. The issue of climate change is not just about polar bears or melting distant glaciers. It is about our communities and our health and the health effect on our children. [...] Today, we will hear from our expert panel about how prepared public health departments are to respond to these challenges, about the innovative and practical solutions that are already being adopted, and about the role the Federal Government should play in assisting them in responding to the threat. I look forward to their comments." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Edward M. Kennedy, Michael B. Enzi, Jonathan Patz, Kristie Ebi, John Balbus, John W. McDonald, Bernard Sanders, Barack Obama, Tom Coburn, James Inhofe, John Dale Dunn, T. A. Kuepper, Howard Maccabee, and Paul Reiter.
S. Hrg. 110-888; Senate Hearing 110-888
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