Projected and Past Effects of Climate Change: A Focus on Marine and Terrestrial Systems, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Global Climate Change and Impacts of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, April 26, 2006 [open pdf - 5MB]
From the opening statement of David Vitter: "It's clear that we are experiencing a warming trend. Many scientists say that temperatures we're seeing right now are not outside of historical ranges experienced on Earth; however, if temperatures continue to increase, we would be entering uncharted territory. Similarly, carbon dioxide concentrations in both our atmosphere and oceans are at levels never seen before. And while I enjoy forging new frontiers in many areas, this is not one any of us are excited to do. So, this hearing will concentrate on the realized historical and also future predicted impacts of climate change, specifically on the health of our oceans, humans, plants and animals, and other Earth systems." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ted Stevens, Syun-Ichi Akasofu, Thomas R. Armstrong, Robert W. Corell, Steven A. Murawski, Paul Reiter, and Daniel Inouye.
S. Hrg. 109-1111; Senate Hearing 109-1111
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