Congressman Cohen Questions Experts on the Climate Crisis

January 15, 2020
Press Release
Asks about health consequences of extreme heat, plastic pollution

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today questioned expert witnesses at a hearing on “An Update on the Climate Crisis: From Science to Solution” before the Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Congressman Cohen asked about the health consequences of extreme heat and air pollution, the impact of climate change in terms of the extinction of rare species and the impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. 

Toward the end of his questioning, Congressman Cohen, an advocate of banning single-use plastic bottles and eating utensils, said: 

“I’m concerned with technological advancements that threaten the environment, like plastic, and the large amounts of plastic that’s floating out there in the Pacific Ocean and that interferes with birds and fish...We’ve got to get rid of single-use plastic or we’re going to continue to destroy our environment and kill animals.”   

See his exchange with the witnesses here