Obama's Science Advisor on the Current State of Climate Science (Video)


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Yesterday at a Select Committee hearing on the State of Climate Science, President Obama's science advisor John Holdren took on the hacked climate email event and explained the current state of climate science. This is a must-see video for anyone still reeling from any recent confusion in the media about the scientific consensus on climate change. Video's after the jump.Okay, so it's not as entertaining as Jon Stewart's take--but it's essential information nonetheless:

The hearing was held by Rep. Markey (of the Waxman-Markey climate bill). From the Committee's website:

At the hearing, Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) hosted two of America's preeminent climate scientists, Dr. John Holdren and Dr. Jane Lubchenco. Dr. Holdren is the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and was formerly a professor at Harvard University and the director of the acclaimed Woods Hole Research Center. The past decade has been the hottest in recorded history, with all of the years since 2001 being in the top 10 of hottest, according to NASA. This summer, the world's oceans were the warmest in NOAA's 130 years of record-keeping. Meanwhile, global heat-trapping pollution continues to rise.

Policy wonks can watch the rest of the videos from the hearing over at Climate Progress.

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Tags: Barack Obama | Congress | Global Climate Change | Global Warming Solutions

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