In a November 17 hearing, the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the House Science and Technology Subcommittee will hold a “rational discussion of climate change.” Witnesses include prominent climate scientists, a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral in charge of addressing the national security implications of climate change for the Navy, and Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone, the President of the National Academy of Sciences. The Republican witness, Dr. Judith Curry, is a climatologist known for criticizing the IPCC and the climate science community in the wake of the ‘Climategate’ e-mail hack. The Subcommittee ranking member Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.) has come under fire as one of the few Republicans in Congress willing to stress the importance of tackling climate change, and has said that his position was a major factor in his primary loss to a Tea Party candidate in June. Keep reading for hearing details and witness list.
UPDATE: For full coverage of the hearing, see our post here.
Subcommittee on Energy and Environment – Hearing
2325 Rayburn House Office Building (WEBCAST)
November 17 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences
- Dr. Heidi M. Cullen, CEO and Director of Communications, Climate Central
- Dr. Richard B. Alley, Evan Pugh Professor, Department of Geosciences and Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, The Pennsylvania State University
- Dr. Richard A. Feely, Senior Scientist, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, NOAA
- Dr. Benjamin D. Santer, Atmospheric Scientist, Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Mr. Jim Lopez, Senior Adviser to the Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Rear Admiral David W. Titley, Senior Adviser to the Deputy Secretary, United States Navy
- Dr. Judith A. Curry, Chair, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology