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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).

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By Steve Bloom
on February 14th, 2013

Please, please, please don’t set such things for autoplay, especially when the window isn’t visible without scrolling down.  That makes it a bad thing for people in the (common) habit of opening up lots of tabs for later reading.

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By Duane Enbom (Norwood/Young America,MN, 55368)
on February 15th, 2013

Anyone with even a hint of scientific knowledge should be able to understand the causes and repercussions of global climate change.  The results of this climate effect more than just the temperature.  Those that have bwill kill to keep fLeaving those in areas of drought facing civil war, genocide and starvation.  Religious strife, border wars, political radicalism and corporate greed only add to the problem by redirecting our thoughts to those problems and in the case of corporate greed, those making illions on the use of fossil fuels spend billions trying to convince us that global warming is a hoax.  Get ready for drought, floods, super storms and starvation.  The reduction of tillable land together with rapid population growth spells disaster.

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By Andy Lee Robinson
on February 15th, 2013

Too late for this session now, but all congress members should see this link about the state of the Arctic:

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/02/14/1594211/death-spiral-bombshell-cryosat-2-confirms-arctic-sea-ice-volume-has-collapsed/

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