Videos

Dec 12, 2013 Video
Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida’s 21st district spoke on the House floor today on the work of local task forces to mitigate the impacts of climate change and called for national leadership to limit carbon pollution and promote clean energy.
Dec 12, 2013 Video
Rep. Henry A. Waxman of California’s 33rd district and chair of the Safe Climate Caucus spoke on the House floor yesterday on actions China is taking to adapt to climate change, including plans to install more renewable energy in the next two decades than the U.S. and Europe combined. Rep. Waxman praised the President’s commitment to global leadership, while calling on the House of Representatives to take the climate threat seriously.
Dec 10, 2013 Video
Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) spoke on the House Floor today and reminded his colleagues that snow in winter doesn’t disprove climate change—it just means that it snowed. Huffman noted that California is experiencing the driest year on record and that we need to start adapting to the changes that are happening, including changing the operation of our reservoirs from out-of-date water manuals to modern science and weather forecasting.
Dec 5, 2013 Video
Rep. Henry A. Waxman of California’s 33rd district and chair of the Safe Climate Caucus spoke on the House floor today on a new report from the National Academy of Sciences which finds that climate change could pose rapid widespread damage in the near term, including rapidly rising sea levels, changing weather patterns, and mass extinctions.
Dec 4, 2013 Video
Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia’s 8th district spoke on the House floor today on findings on the connection between climate change and the Arab Spring, which suggest that climate-related changes contributed to unrest and stability in the Middle East.
Dec 3, 2013 Video
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman, chair of the Safe Climate Caucus, spoke on the House floor regarding the urgent need to address climate change. Members of the Safe Climate Caucus have spoken each day since the Caucus’s founding in February on climate change, and today marks the 100th day of speeches.
Dec 2, 2013 Video

WASHINGTON, DCRep. Alan Lowenthal of California’s 47th district spoke on the House floor yesterday to discuss a recent study about the risks posed by global sea level rise, especially to the infrastructure of coastal communities.

Nov 21, 2013 Video
Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) spoke on the House floor today to offer an amendment to H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, which would alter the pipeline approval process and threaten the environment, safety, and public health. Rep. Tonko’s amendment addressed the dangers of climate change by proposing a process to limit greenhouse gas emissions from natural gas systems.
Nov 21, 2013 Video
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri’s 5th district spoke on the House floor yesterday to draw attention to recent extreme weather events, noting the typhoon in the Philippines and tornadoes in the Midwest, and called for action before more lives are affected and the costs of damage continue to rise.
Nov 20, 2013 Video
Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont spoke on the House floor today to encourage home improvements that increase energy savings, highlighting his bipartisan legislation that provides incentives for homeowners to install energy efficiency measures.

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