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April 05, 2022

Chairwoman Johnson Announces Hearing in Response to IPCC Reports to Discuss Solutions for the Climate Crisis

(Dallas, TX) - Yesterday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report titled, “Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change.”  This report, assembled by IPCC’s Working Group III, focuses on climate change mitigation, assessing methods for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The Working Group III report, coupled with the Working Group I report on the physical science basis, and the Working Group II report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, will make up the IPCC’s forthcoming Sixth Assessment synthesis report to be released this fall.

“Despite the dire consequences of inaction on the climate crisis, the IPCC Working Group III report offers a glimmer of hope if we act now,” said Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX). “The climate solutions we pursue now are critical to securing a safe future for rising generations across the globe. This report lays out some of the transformational actions we can take to significantly reduce emissions. The solutions to address climate change exist today, but it is imperative that we take immediate and aggressive action. The window for mitigating emissions to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius continues to narrow. The bipartisan work being done in the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee addresses the need for continued investment in rapid, transformational research and development across all sectors to limit emissions and combat the worst effects of climate change.

“We are at a critical point of the climate crisis, and it is time to press forward with solutions. With the release of this report, I’m excited to announce that the Science Committee plans to hold a hearing on April 28th to discuss the findings of this IPCC report and the previous Working Group one and two reports. The hearing will be an opportunity to hear from experts familiar with the findings of these reports who can describe how scaled up investments in research and development efforts can bring about achievable, equitable, and transformational solutions to climate change.”

Read the Science Committee’s previous press releases on the Working Group I Report and Working Group II Report.