Wednesday, February 25, 2009

IPCC Chairman Testifies Before Senate EP&W Committee

United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chairman R.K. Pachauri presented testimony today before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at a hearing entitled, “Update on the Latest Global Warming Science.” Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer and Ranking Minority committee member James Inhofe went after each other on the science of climate change and global warming. Chairwoman Boxer also went after Princeton Physics Professor William Happer for supporting Inhofe's anti global warming view by stating that a unit related to him had received $1 million in grants from ExxonMobil over the past 10 years. Senator Inhofe slammed the science of the other three witnesses.

Witness Panel:

R.K. Pachauri PhD Chairman United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Christopher Field PhD Director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University Co-chair of Working Group II (Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability [including North America]), United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Howard Frumkin MD, MPH, DrPH Director, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

William Happer PhD Professor of Physics Princeton University

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