Dr. Christopher B. Field, Director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science; Professor of Biology and Environmental Earth Science Stanford University testified saying, "As the U.S. copes with the aftermath of last year's record-breaking series of 14 billion-dollar climate-related disasters and this year's massive wildfires and storms, it is critical to understand that the link between climate change and the kinds of extremes that lead to disasters is clear. Overwhelming evidence supports the conclusion in the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that, 'A changing climate leads to changes in the frequency, intensity, spatial extent, duration, and timing of extreme weather and climate events, and can result in unprecedented extreme weather and climate events.' . . .
University of Alabama in Huntsville delivered a lengthy 22-page testimony and said, "It is popular again to claim that extreme events, such as the current central U.S. drought, are evidence of human-caused climate change. Actually, the Earth is very large, the weather is very dynamic, and extreme events will continue to occur somewhere, every year, naturally. The recent "extremes" were exceeded in previous decades. . .
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