- June 21 - News Advisory:
Frustrated that Congress
continues to wish away global warming, nearly 60 scientists from 24 states will
converge at the U.S. Capitol to urge lawmakers to heed their warnings about climate
change. With more and more industries finally acknowledging the threat of rising
temperatures, Congress has become a last bastion of denial over global warming.
Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.), a working scientist before entering the House last year,
will join climate change experts from across the country as they urge Congress
to pass legislation commensurate with the seriousness of the global warming threat.
States represented by scientists
in attendance: California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York,
North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin,
What: Scientists Press Conference on Global Warming
When: Monday, June 28, 10
Where: Outside: U.S. Capitol
Building, House triangle
(Rain location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (Gold Room))
-- Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.)
and 57 scientists from across the nation.
Speaking on behalf of the
-- Dr. Donald J. Wuebbles,
professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, lead author, Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). (a)
-- Dr. Richard Gammon, professor
of chemistry, oceanography and atmospheric sciences, University of Washington;
IPCC contributing author; science advisor to the Union of Concerned Scientists.
-- Dr. Walter Oechel, director
of Global Change Research Group, professor of biology, San Diego State University,
IPCC contributing author.
Note a: The IPCC is the
authoritative scientific body on climate change science.
Advance interviews available