Full Committee Hearing: Climate Change: Impacts and the Need to Act

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: Chair Raul M. Grijalva

Note: This hearing description will be updated with further information

Washington, D.C. – The Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on Feb. 6 at 10:00 a.m. in Longworth 1324 on the need to address climate change and its impacts on American communities, natural resources and economic well-being. A full witness list is available below.

As with all Committee hearings, the event is open to press and the public. Watch live on Facebook at  or Youtube at https://youtu.be/ZLuSks4xxsA.

As part of Chair Grijalva’s efforts to learn more about how climate change is impacting the American people, he recently launched an online tool for the public to share climate change stories at https://naturalresources.house.gov/climate-change. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the conversation on social media with the hashtag #ActOnClimate.

Access Chair Grijava's opening statement here

Witness List

Panel 1

The Honorable Roy Cooper (testimony)

Governor of North Carolina

The Honorable Charlie Baker (testimony)

Governor of Massachusetts

Panel 2


Dr. Kim Cobb (testimony)

Georgia Power Chair

Director, Global Change Program

ADVANCE Professor, College of Science

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ms. Nadia Nazar (testimony)

Co-Founder, Associate Director, and Art Director, Zero Hour Movement

Co-organizer of the Youth Climate March

Ms. Elizabeth Yeampierre (testimony)

Executive Director, UPROSE

Steering Committee Co-Chair of the Climate Justice Alliance

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. (testimony)

President, Hip Hop Caucus

Member of the Advisory Board of The Climate Mobilization

Ms. Paula DiPerna (testimony)

Special Advisor, CDP North America


Derrick Hollie (testimony)

President, Reaching America

Dr. Judith Curry (testimony)

President, Climate Forecast Applications Network