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

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


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. 

Chairman Harley Rouda's Opening Statement


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 and Herbert

and Joyce Morgan Fellow in Energy and Environmental Policy

The Heritage Foundation



116th Congress