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Climate Change by Douglas and Steger - Summary of Testimony to MN Lawmakers

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  • Pat Neuman
    Presention to Minnesota Senate Jobs, Energy, Community Development Testimony on Climate Change by Meteorologist Paul Douglas and Arctic Explorer Will Steger,
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      Presention to Minnesota Senate Jobs, Energy, Community Development

      Testimony on Climate Change by Meteorologist Paul Douglas and Arctic
      Explorer Will Steger, 21 February 2005


      Summary of Testimony

      Excerpt

      On Monday, February 21 Will Steger and Paul Douglas provided testimony
      to the Senate Jobs, Energy and Community Development Committee on the
      causes and effects of global warming. Both experts stressed that
      climate change is real, and it will have severe impacts on Minnesota
      and the world unless action is taken.

      Meteorologist Paul Douglas called Minnesota the "canary in the coal
      mine" for damages from global warming. "Using the sky as an easy sewer
      for man-made gases is now starting to have some unanticipated and
      unpleasant side effects," he said.

      Arctic explorer Will Steger used photos and stories from expeditions
      to the Arctic and Antarctic to demonstrate the tremendous impact
      climate change has had on the polar regions and native inhabitants. He
      called on legislators to take strong action to reduce greenhouse gas
      emissions.

      Steger told the committee that the scientific community agrees on the
      causes and dangers of global warming, and the United
      States--responsible for 25 percent of worldwide greenhouse gas
      emissions--is still debating the issue.

      Read more about the testimony.
      View the video of the hearing.

      at: http://www.me3.org/
      Minnesotans for an Energy-Efficient Economy

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      Pat Neuman
      Hydrologist/
      Climate Studies Specialist
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