UN report author to testify on climate science and why it matters

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Rachel Rhodes


“The State of Climate Science and Why it Matters” hearing held by the House Space, Science, and Technology Committee


Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2018 at 10:00am


 2318 Rayburn Office Building, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515


The event is free and open to the public.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Space, Science, and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 10:00am to discuss the current state of climate science and the implications of climate science research for health, the environment, and the economy.

Journalists are invited to hear the testimony of Natalie Mahowald, professor of engineering at Cornell University and a faculty director at Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, as she discusses advances in the field of climate science and the role of technology in mitigation strategies. Mahowald was a lead author on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released in October, “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius.”

A full list of witnesses and event live stream can be found on the House Committee website.