EOAS Director Robert E. Kopp Testifies to U.S. Congressional Committee: “Climate change is real, it is here now, and humans are responsible for it”

Robert E. Kopp testifying before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

In his testimony, Kopp said, “To stabilize global climate, we need to bring net global greenhouse gas emissions to zero; the sooner we do this, the smaller the risks – to our economy, infrastructure, health, and national security – that we will have to manage.”

Director of EOAS Robert E. Kopp testified to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in a hearing titled “The State of Climate Science and Why it Matters” on February 13, 2019.

In addition to Kopp, other scientists who testified during the hearing included Kristie L. Ebi of the University of Washington, Jennifer Francis of the Woods Hole Research Center, Senior Scientist and Rutgers visiting faculty member, Natalie M. Mahowald of Cornell University, and Joseph Majkut of the Niskanen Center.

Kopp’s testimony was covered by major media outlets, including:

CNN: New Urgency on Climate Change Comes to Congress

Washington Post: The Energy 202: House Science Committee Turns New Leaf on Climate Change with Democrats in Charge

Huffington Post: Science Marks Its Return To The House Science Committee

Earther: House Science Committee Holds First Climate Hearing in Years That Isn’t Total Bullshit

Click here to watch a video of the full hearing on YouTube (Kopp’s testimony begins at 18:16).

Click here for Dr. Kopp’s full written testimony.