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Assessing the Homeland Security Impacts of a Changing Climate, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, April 9, 2019   [open pdf - 712KB]

This is the April 9, 2019 hearing titled "Assessing the Homeland Security Impacts of a Changing Climate," held before the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Donald M. Payne, Jr.: "The last time this committee held a noticed activity on climate change, it was in 2015 when the Republicans held a hearing entitled 'Examining DHS's Misplaced Focus on Climate Change.' Let me be clear: Climate change is here, it is happening, and the scientific evidence is there, and it is a threat to our security. If continued unchecked, the effects of climate change will have a devastating impact on nearly every aspect of American life. Scientists from all over the world are clear: If we do not start taking steps to address this issue, it will soon be too late. As climate change continues to make extreme weather events worse, our critical infrastructure will be at risk of failing--a terrifying prospect for our homeland security." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Astrid Caldas, Timothy Manning, Kristie Trousdale, and Dan Eggleston.

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Serial No. 116-12
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2019
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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