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Recovery, Resiliency and Readiness: Contending with Natural Disasters in the Wake of Climate Change (Climate Change Part III), Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, June 25, 2019   [open pdf - 345KB]

This is the June 25, 2019 hearing on "Recovery, Resiliency and Readiness: Contending with Natural Disasters in the Wake of Climate Change (Climate Change Part III)" held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the opening statement of Harley Rouda: "After examining the history of the scientific consensus on climate change and the public health effects of climate change in our first two hearings, today the subcommittee turns to the impact of climate change on natural disasters. This subcommittee has three goals today. First, we are going to illustrate how natural disasters are made both more intense and more frequent due to climate change. [...] Our second goal today is to examine how the Federal Government could have responded better to the 2017-2018 spate of natural disasters, steps the Federal Government has taken to address these challenges, as well as explore ongoing recovery challenges [...] Third, we are going to assess how well FEMA and other Federal agencies, as well as regional and local governments, are prepared for not just the current hurricane and wildfire seasons, but also for the long term, given that climate change is causing more intense and frequent natural disasters. Every single one of us in this room wants FEMA to succeed, and we want to make sure that the agency has the tools and makes the changes necessary to do so." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James Witt, Christopher Currie, Michael Mann, Judith Curry, Stephen Costello, Adrienne Williams-Octablien, Mark Ghilarducci, and Omar Marrero.

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Serial No. 116-38
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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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