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Time for Action: Addressing the Environmental and Economic Effects of Climate Change, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, February 6, 2019   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the February 6, 2019 hearing "Time for Action: Addressing the Environmental and Economic Effects of Climate Change" held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the Opening Statement of Paul Tonko: "In the 1960s our Government and our Nation's best rose to the Sputnik challenge by sending a person to the moon. Today our course remains unclear. How our committee responds at this inflection point will define our Nation for the next half-century and beyond. Will we rise to this challenge and tackle our most complex problems? Will we continue to be the world leader in science, engineering, and technology innovation? Will we make our country and our planet better for future generations? [...] With climate change, the cost of failure is existential. Failure to launch this next moonshot will result in deaths, devastation, and irreversible damage to our communities, our economy, and our environment. This is not an exaggeration. It is the assured outcome if we should fail. But America is a nation of pioneers and problem solvers. This climate challenge is not beyond us. Time is running out but it is not gone." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Brenda Ekwurzel, Richard J. Powell, Richard D. Duke, Leo Woodberry, Barry Worthington, and Michael Williams.

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Serial No. 116-1
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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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