U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is calling for climate change hearings


From the Summit County Citizens Voice (Bob Berwyn):

Climate change is threatening pillars of the Colorado economy, including the ski industry and agriculture, according to Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who this week encouraged the chairs of all the Senate committees he sits on to address the issue by holding hearings during the current session of Congress…

Potential health-related threats include death and Illness from heat waves, respiratory illness from rising temperatures, and the wider spread of infectious diseases like West Nile Virus and Dengue Fever, Bennet said in his letter to Sen. Kay Hagan, chair of the Senate HELP Subcommittee on Children and Families. A hearing would provide a chance to “shed light on the health impacts of climate change, particularly on our children and families,” Bennet said.

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