Effects of Climate Change and Ocean Acidification on Living Marine Resources

May 10, 2007

253 SR
The hearing will explore the effects of climate change and ocean acidification on living marine resources. Subcommittee Members will hear testimony on the effects that rising concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are having on living marine resources through higher sea temperatures, increased ocean acidity, and other mechanisms. Members will also hear testimony on the implications of these effects for coastal and ocean resource managers, and the need to strengthen federal efforts in the areas of research, timely dissemination of information to decision-makers, adaptation and mitigation.


Majority Statement

  • Maria Cantwell


Minority Statement

  • Ted Stevens

  • Olympia J. Snowe


Witness Panel 1

  • Dr. Scott Doney

    Senior Scientist
    Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
  • Dr. David O. Conover

    Dean and Director
    Marine Science Research Center, Stony Brook University
  • Dr. Lara J. Hansen

    Chief Scientist
    Climate Change Program, World Wildlife Fund
    Hansen Testimony (51.19 KB)
  • Admiral James D. Watkins USN (Ret.)

    Joint Ocean Commission Initiative
  • Dr. Gordon H. Kruse

    President's Professor of Fisheries
    School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
  • Dr. Richard A. Feely

    Supervisory Oceanographer
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    Feely Testimony (37.80 KB)