S. Hrg. 112-975: Update on the Latest Climate Change Science and Local Adaptation Measures, Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, August 1, 2012   [open pdf - 27MB]

This is the August 1, 2012 hearing in the 'Update on the Latest Climate Change Science and Local Adaptation Measures' held before the Committee on Environment and Public Works. From the opening statement from Barbara Boxer: "Colleagues, climate change is real. Human activities are the primary cause, and the warming planet poses a significant risk to people and the environment. I believe to declare otherwise is putting the American people in direct danger. The body of evidence is overwhelming. The world's leading scientists agree. And predictions of climate change impacts are coming true before our eyes. The purpose of this hearing is to share with the Committee the mountain of scientific evidence that has increased substantially over time, time that I believe we should have used to reduce carbon pollution, the main cause of climate change. In 2011 the National Academy of Sciences released the Final Climate Report. It concluded: 'Climate change is occurring. It is caused largely by human activities. It poses significant risks for a broad range of human and natural systems, and the preponderance of evidence points to human activities as the most likely cause for most of the global warming that has occurred over the last 50 years.'" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Christopher B. Field, John R. Christy, James J. McCarthy, Jonathan Fieding , and Margo Thorning.

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