The House Select Committee on Global Warming and Energy Independence will hold a hearing on Wednesday, December 1 to discuss climate change from "national, economic, and planetary security perspectives." Chairman Edward Markey (D-MA) has assembled a list of prominent witnesses, including General Wesley K. Clark and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., signaling that while the committee may be disbanded in a Republican-controlled House, the problems it was created to address are not going anywhere, and a failure to address them is a failure of leadership. From the Select Committee's website:
HEARING WEDNESDAY: “Not Going Away: America's Energy Security, Jobs and Climate Challenges.”
Politics May Change, But Problems Continue;
Gen. Wesley Clark, RFK Jr. Lead All-Star Panel
November 29, 2010 – While politics continue to evolve here in America, the challenges presented by our dependence on oil and fossil fuels, and the increasing destabilization of the climate continue to persist. General Wesley Clark, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and an all-star panel will discuss these ongoing challenges from national, economic and planetary security perspectives.
The Select Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming will hold a hearing on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in room 210 in the Cannon House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Not Going Away: America's Energy Security, Jobs and Climate Challenges.”
WHAT: Select Committee hearing: “Not Going Away: America's Energy Security, Jobs and Climate Challenges.”
WHEN: Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: 210 Cannon House Office Building, Capitol Complex, Washington, D.C. This hearing will be streamed live at globalwarming.house.gov.
General Wesley K. Clark, US Army (Ret.), NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe 1997-2000
Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman of the Waterkeepers Alliance
Richard L. Kauffman, Chairman of the Board, Levi Strauss & Co.
Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security
Kenneth Green, American Enterprise Institute