Climate Change Impacts and Responses in Island Communities, Field Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, March 19, 2008 [open pdf - 5MB]
From the opening statement of Daniel K. Inouye: "Over the past year, climate change has become a topic of discussion, not only at the highest government levels, but throughout the world, and it's become a political issue. New important research and assessments continue to be produced, which allow the public and policymakers to make more informed decisions, and engage in more meaningful discussions. Speaking of discussions, I believe one of the most important ones was held last year at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali. I considered this important enough to send some of my staff there. This meeting, as you may be aware, established a road map to develop a new approach that will serve as the logical extension of the Kyoto Protocol. Regardless of the causes of climate change, its effects are felt by everyone. That fact is never more apparent than for those who call this island community a home." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel K. Inouye, Karl Kim, Jo-Ann C. Leong, Fred T. Mackenzie, Richard E. Rocheleau, Bill Thomas, and Goro Uehara.
S. Hrg. 110-1153; Senate Hearing. 110-1153
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