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.