Subcommittee on Environment:Climate Change, Part I: The History of a Consensus and the Causes of Inaction

Date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 2:00pm
Location: 
2154 Rayburn HOB

CHAIRMAN ROUDA'S OPENING STATEMENT

PURPOSE

This hearing will examine the historic scientific consensus about climate change, the role of the fossil fuel industry in denying climate science, and the economic consequences of policy inaction. 

WITNESSES

The Honorable Tim Wirth
Former Senator from Colorado
Vice Chairman and President Emeritus of the United Nations Foundation

Michael Oppenheimer, Ph.D.
Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University

Jeffrey Sachs, Ph.D.
University Professor and Director, Center for Sustainable Development
School of lnternational and Public Affairs
Columbia University

Nicolas Loris
Deputy Director of the Thomas A. Roe Instutue of Economic Policy Studies
Herbert and Joyce Morgan Fellow in Energy and Environmental Policys
The Heritage Foundation

116th Congress