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Earth's Thermometers: Glacial and Ice Sheet Melt in a Changing Climate, Hearing Before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, July 11, 2019   [open pdf - 6MB]

This is the July 11, 2019 hearing on "Earth's Thermometers: Glacial and Ice Sheet Melt in a Changing Climate," held before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. From the opening statement of Eddie Bernice Johnson: "Glacial and ice sheet melt is responsible for two-thirds of the 8 inches of sea-level rise that we've seen in the last 200 years from the anthropogenic warming, and that sea-level rise is only expected to continue. The western Antarctic ice sheet, which everyone is watching because it is thought to be the most unstable ice sheet, could add another 11 feet of additional sea-level rise if it collapses, which some experts expect could happen at some point. Such an increase would mean many coastal cities would be flooded, and the world as we know it would be different." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Richard B. Alley, Robin E. Bell, Twila A. Moon, Gabriel J. Wolken, and W. Tad Pfeffer.

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Serial No. 116-35
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Date:
2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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