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Senate Proceeding on Jun 5th, 2008 :: 6:14:49 to 6:21:16
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Bob Corker

6:14:49 to 6:15:07( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: senator from virginia. mr. warner: i wish once aga: in to express my appreciation to the chairman, chairman boxer, and my colleague senator lieberman in the long voyage that we've had. senator lieberman

Bob Corker

6:14:49 to 6:21:16( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Corker

Bob Corker

6:15:07 to 6:15:16( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and i have been working on this for nearly a year. the climate change bill, the security bill as we call it, and then our chairman eventually joined and the committee acted and the rest is history. but i look

Bob Corker

6:15:16 to 6:15:29( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: upon this as being a very substantial contribution to this continuing debate on this very perplexing but essential subject to be continuously watched here in the united states of america and that the next congress

Bob Corker

6:15:29 to 6:15:48( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: will take it up, and i will think that we will have laid a foundation for the future work of the next president and the next congress, an important foundation. i wish we'd had more debate, but i'm not

Bob Corker

6:15:48 to 6:16:01( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: going to get into the politics of what happened. it's clear to all. but i will say that the brief period that we were on the bill -- for example, i did not hear any really substantial debate contesting

Bob Corker

6:16:01 to 6:16:18( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: the fundamental question, is there adequate science to support -- to support -- the action by the congress of the united states and then hopefully the president of the united states to address this

Bob Corker

6:16:18 to 6:16:44( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: issue? that seemso me to be put aside now, and i think we can deduce from this limited debate that we've had that each and every member of this chamber is genuinely concerned to some degree about the

Bob Corker

6:16:44 to 6:16:59( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: effects of the erratic changes in the climate, the weather, the droughts, the floods and these other unexplain unexplainable variations in the historical -- i repeat, the historical benchmarks of these

Bob Corker

6:16:59 to 6:17:17( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: weather occurrences. so we're moving forward. that was a very important build building stone. and this morning the chairman and the senator from connecticut and indeed the senator from massachusetts, mr.

Bob Corker

6:17:17 to 6:17:30( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: kerry, the four of us joined to introduce two very fine, distinguished, re retired four-star admirals, one a general, one an admiral. they are a part of a team of 11 members. i wish to put in the names of

Bob Corker

6:17:30 to 6:17:46( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: all of the members of the advisory board, military advisory board, for the from for naval analysis, a national and internationally recognize ed organization which deals in a nonpolitical way on issues,

Bob Corker

6:17:46 to 6:18:03( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and they put together a very comprehensive report about the security, the national security implications from global climate change. the presiding officer: without objection, it will be added. mr. warner:

Bob Corker

6:18:03 to 6:18:17( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: anded a like to read from -- and i'd like to read from, first, the full statement -- and i'm going it to put the full statement in the record here -- of the general. i've nen him a long time. i remember

Bob Corker

6:18:17 to 6:18:33( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: him many times nothing testify before the senate armed services committee in his capacity as the chief of staff of the army. he state ed as follows: "having said this i admit i came to the advisory

Bob Corker

6:18:33 to 6:18:53( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: board as a skeptic and i'm not sure of some if some of the others might have felt similarly. after we listened to the leaders of the scientific, business, and governmental communities, both i and my

Bob Corker

6:18:53 to 6:19:08( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: colleagues came to agree that global climate change is and will be a significant threat to our national security. the potential destabilizing impacts of global climate change include reduced access

Bob Corker

6:19:08 to 6:19:20( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: to fresh water, impaired food production, health issues, especially from vector and food foodborne diseases, land loss, flooding, and on it goes, and the displacement of major portions of populations.

Bob Corker

6:19:20 to 6:19:36( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and overall we view these phenomena as relate ed to failed states, growth of terrorists, mass migrations and greater regional and interregional in instability." there is a totally pure, non nonpolitical assessment

Bob Corker

6:19:36 to 6:19:49( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: of this problem. how i wish that we'd had the opportunity to have had further debate at which time we could haveha brought forth other testimony of members of this panel and addressed the security issues.

Bob Corker

6:19:49 to 6:20:02( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: those were the issues that drew me, this humble senator, to participate and to vote basic basically a year -- and to devote basically a year of my career with my good friend from connecticut, both of

Bob Corker

6:20:02 to 6:20:15( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: us members of the armed services committee. it is because of the national serity implications. i'd like to read a by the from the testimony -- i'd like to read a bit from the testimony of one a

Bob Corker

6:20:15 to 6:20:32( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: past secretary of the navy. "national security involves much more than just military strength strength. national security is affected by political, military, cultural, and economic elements. these elements

Bob Corker

6:20:32 to 6:20:43( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: overlap to one degree or another and every major issue in the international arena contains all of them. and climate change has an impact on each of them. this will be particularly more pronounced in the world's

Bob Corker

6:20:43 to 6:20:55( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: most volatile regions where environmental and national re resource challenges have added greatly to the existing political, economic, and cultural tensions. these instabilities that already exist will

Bob Corker

6:20:55 to 6:21:16( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: create a fertile ground for extreme ism and these instabilities are likely to be exacerbate ed by global climate changes." again, there's no politics in this. it is a clear statement from a man

Jeff Sessions

6:21:16 to 6:21:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: who's devote ed over 40 years of his life to military service for our country. and there are nine others that participated in this panel. so, mr. president, there again we've laid another building

Jeff Sessions

6:21:16 to 6:26:37( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

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