Costs of Climate Change: Risks to the U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget, Hearing Before the Committee on the Budget, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, June 11, 2019   [open pdf - 11MB]

This is the June 11, 2019 hearing on "Costs of Climate Change: Risks to the U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget," held before the House Committee on the Budget. From the Opening Statement of John Yarmuth: "This is a hearing on the future of the country, covering a topic that we cannot afford to ignore. Americans are already feeling the effects of climate change: homes have been blown away in hurricanes that are increasing in intensity, or lost to wildfires that are spreading farther and taking longer to extinguish. Our farmers have endured prolonged droughts, while some states have experienced historic flooding. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's October report warned that, if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate, our atmosphere will continue to warm with dangerous consequences. [...] Climate change is an environmental issue, it is a public health issue, it is a national security issue. And, as we will talk about today, it is increasingly an economic and fiscal issue." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Katharine Hayhoe, Solomon Hsiang, J. Alfredo Gomez, and Oren Cass.

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