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House Natural Resources Committee Kicks Off Month of Climate Change Action #ClimateChangeImpactsMe #ActOnClimate

The House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is holding a hearing on climate change and impacted communities at 10:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Longworth 1324 on Capitol Hill. The hearing, Climate Change: Impacts and the Need to Act, kicks off a month of climate change hearings in the Committee and its subcommittees.

Viewers can tune in via livestream

Members of the media interested in attending and scheduling interviews with members or witnesses should email or call (202) 225-6065 or (202) 578-6626 mobile.

Details for tomorrow’s hearing and full schedule for Natural Resources climate change hearings in the month of February are available below.

Feb. 6 – Full Committee Climate Change Hearing

Majority Witnesses

Panel 1

  • The Honorable Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina
  • The Honorable Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts

Panel 2

  • Dr. Kim Cobb, Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology 
  • Ms. Nadia Nazar, Co-Founder, Associate Director, and Art Director, Zero Hour Movement, Co-organizer of the Youth Climate March
  • Ms. Elizabeth YeampierreExecutive Director, UPROSE, Steering Committee Co-Chair of the Climate Justice Alliance
  • Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., President, Hip Hop Caucus, Member of the Advisory Board of The Climate Mobilization
  • Ms. Paula DiPerna, Special Advisor, CPD North America

Minority Witnesses

  • Derrick Hollie, President, Reaching America
  • Dr. Judith A. Curry, President, Climate Forecast Applications Network

Feb. 7 – Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (2:00 p.m.)

 Majority Witnesses

  • Dr. Deborah Bronk, President and CEO, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, Maine
  • Carol Browner, Former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
  • Beth Casoni, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association, Scituate, Mass.
  • Angela Chalk, Executive Director of Healthy Community Services, New Orleans, La.
  • Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, Chieftess and Head-of-State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, St. Helena Island, S.C.

 Minority Witnesses

  • Dr. David R. Legates, Professor of Climatology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Dr. Kevin Dayaratna, Senior Statistician and Research Programmer, Institute for Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Feb. 12 – Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Hearing on Climate Change (10:00 a.m.)

Witnesses to be announced.  

Feb. 12 – Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Hearing on Climate Change (2:00 p.m.)

Witnesses to be announced.

Feb. 13 – Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Hearing on Climate Change (10:00 a.m.)

Witnesses to be announced.  

Feb. 26 – Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing on Climate Change (2:00 p.m.)

Witnesses to be announced.

Chair Grijalva’s recently launched an online tool for the public to share climate change stories at

 Everyone is encouraged to participate in the conversation on social media with the hashtag #ActOnClimate.