Saturday, April 14, 2012
Rising Tides, Rising Temperatures: Global Warming Effects on the Oceans
Rising Tides, Rising Temperatures: Global Warming Effects on the Oceans The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming Chairman Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing examining the impact global warming is having on the earth's oceans and ecosystems.
Featuring renowned explorer Sylvia Earle and other ocean experts, the hearing discussed how carbon dioxide emissions and the effects from global warming are harming the earth's coral reefs, increasing the acidity and sea-levels of oceans across the globe, and putting fish stocks at risk during an already burgeoning food crisis.
Witnesses: * Sylvia Earle, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society; * Dr. Vikki Spruill, President and CEO of The Ocean Conservancy; * Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University; * Dr. Joan Kleypas, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado. Video provided by the U.S. House of Representatives.