House Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee

Rising Tides, Rising Temperatures: Global Warming Effects on Oceans

2318 Rayburn
Tue, 29 Apr 2008 17:30:00 GMT

On Tuesday, April 29, 2008, Chairman Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming will hold a hearing examining the impact global warming is having on the earth’s oceans and ecosystems. Featuring renowned explorer Sylvia Earle and other ocean experts, the hearing will discuss how carbon dioxide emissions and the effects from global warming are harming the earth’s coral reefs, increasing the acidity and sea-levels of oceans across the globe, and putting fish stocks at risk during an already burgeoning food crisis.

  • Sylvia Earle, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society
  • Dr. Vikki Spruill, President and CEO of The Ocean Conservancy
  • Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University
  • Dr. Joan Kleypas, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

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