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Hearing on the Costs of Climate Change: from Coasts to Heartland, Health to Security, Hearing Before the Committee on the Budget, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, Hearing Held in Washington, D.C., July 24, 2019   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the July 24, 2019 hearing on "Costs of Climate Change: from Coasts to Heartland, Health to Security" held before the U.S. House Committee on the Budget. From the opening statement of John A. Yarmuth: "Today we will hear from experts on the looming threat of climate change to our coastal communities, agricultural economies, public health, and national security, and the implications for the federal budget. The devastating effects of climate change are already upon us. Families have lost their homes to record storms and raging wildfires, and lost loved ones to sicknesses stemming from heat waves and degraded air quality. Our farmers are grappling with changing growing seasons and declining crop yields, while approximately half of all U.S. military sites and two-thirds of the most critical installations are threatened by climate change. Without serious action, climate-related federal spending will continue to rise, and American families will not only have to grapple with the effects of climate change, they will have to foot the bill for the spiraling costs." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ann Phillips, Stefani Grant, Georges Benjamin, David Titley, and Rich Powell.

Report Number:
Serial No. 116-13
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Date:
2019
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Public Domain
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U. S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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