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Senate Holds Briefing on the Latest Climate Science

By Climate Central,

Following on the heels of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday night where he challenged Congress to enact policies to fight climate change, the Environment and Public Works Committee held a briefing on Wednesday to address the latest findings in climate science research.

The briefing, chaired by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), featured four of the nation’s leading climate scientists, who talked about the latest trends and scientific evidence related to the growing impacts associated with climate change.

The four scientists were  Donald J. Wuebbles, professor of Atmospheric Science from the University of Illinois; J. Marshall Shepherd, President of the American Meteorological Society and Director for Program in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia; John M. Balbus, senior advisor for Public Health at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and James J. McCarthy, professor of Biological Oceanography at Harvard University.

You can watch the entirety of the briefing below (meeting begins 12:32 into the video).