Examining the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Process, Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, May 29, 2014 [open pdf - 2MB]
This testimony compilation is from the May 29, 2014 hearing on "Examining the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Process" held before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. From the opening statement of Lamar Smith: "The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released three working group reports on climate science -- focused on physical sciences, impacts and adaptation, and mitigation. These documents make up the Fifth Assessment Report. Similarly, the White House recently rolled out its National Climate Assessment, which takes a closer look at climate change and policy in the U.S. Both the IPCC and the White House's documents appear to be designed to spread fear and alarm and provide cover for previously determined government policies. The reports give the Obama Administration an excuse to control more of the lives of the American people. The IPCC's goal is an international climate treaty that redistributes wealth among nations. The Administration's goal is to impose greenhouse gas regulations, which will stifle economic growth and lead to hundreds of thousands of fewer jobs each year. On the heels of these catastrophic predictions, the President plans to announce next Monday his most costly climate regulations -- new climate standards for power plants." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Richard S.J. Tol, Michael Oppenheimer, Daniel Botkin, and Roger Pielke, Sr.
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