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Global climate change exists

Climate change refers to the sudden and consistent warming of the earth's temperature over the past 100 years. Nearly uniform scientific consensus exists that climate change, which can be seen in the rapid increase in global temperature and the shrinking of polar ice caps, is both real and at least partly attributed to human activity.
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Great to see St. Paul company @Ecolab win a Climate Leadership Award from the @EPA http://t.co/Y3Zc3ecZDi
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Congrats to @EPA Climate Leadership Award recipient @TheHartford for their leadership in reducing greenhouse emissions.
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Climate change isn't a debate. http://t.co/lR10SV1zJk
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Joined @WaxmanClimate and colleagues on the #SafeClimateCaucus to urge Congress to act on climate change. http://t.co/cmyINGOMVw
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#IPCC says warming is “unequivocal,” observed changes since 1950s are “unprecedented over decades to millennia” http://t.co/5dTETRDGs5
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The data does not support the premise that carbon dioxide emissions are playing a significant role in the world temperature variations. The temperature of the Earth has been changing over centuries with warmer and colder periods throughout history.
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It’s amazing how little we know about the science of our environment and a thing called climate change. Before we automatically throw money into this subject matter we ought to know what we’re talking about. Global warming is apparently a problem, but global cooling can be as well.
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There are dramatic environmental changes happening in the arctic region – whether one believes they are man-made or natural.
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[Climate change is] the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.
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97% of scientists agree on climate change: http://t.co/T8c7aO9Yjp http://t.co/QGOezFneon http://t.co/X1LC4T5d3Z
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If you want a taste of the brutal new climate to come, look no further than the aptly named Valley of the Sun.
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As POTUS said in his #SOTU address, the time is now for Congress to move #forwardonclimate. http://t.co/pWUR6LzU
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As if the warnings from scientists weren't enough, in 2012 -- the hottest year on record in the contiguous U.S. -- we saw the true face of climate change: freak storms, raging wildfires, a new Dust Bowl in the heartland and devastating damages. Most heartbreakingly, innocent lives were lost.
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You mean the corrupt [climatologists]? You mean the corrupt ones who admit they skew their findings?
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Today we signed the Climate change & coast smart executive order. Read it here: http://t.co/wlkcUDp7
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We are warming the planet – we’re melting the ice sheets and rendering land unable to grow food.
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Greenhouse gases stay in the atmosphere for decades, and many nations, especially in the developing world, are contributing growing levels of emissions.
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Climate change is here — and worse than we thought http://t.co/oJgExQfG
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There’s really no question that climate change is happening. Just look at the drought & severe weather today & last few years #AskReidNCES
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another reason to end silence re climate change MT @BostonDotCom: First 6 months of year hottest on record for US, MA http://t.co/cZjY6fyG
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We are writing to show our strong support for a just and ambitious United States position at the upcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) summit in Durban, South Africa, starting in November 2011.
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Well I think that we’ve got perhaps climate change going on. The question is what’s causing it.
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In the emails that have been disclosed we've seen evidence of manipulation, efforts to avoid freedom of information act requests, abuse of the peer review process and a research process that is driven more by a political agenda than a quest for the truth.
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The greatest impact on our climate clearly is the sun, and we have very little impact on the sun and how much energy and temperature the sun is sending to the earth. We have seen clearly over thousands of years that at different times more energy has come through and different times less energy has come through, and that variation has impacted climate change. Over the thousands of years that’s been recorded we’ve had both colder times and warmer times. It happens to be that we’ve recently come out of a warmer time and now actually we’re headed in to a little bit of a colder time, the impact of the sun is much different than impact that we could have had.
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[Climate change is a] hoax.
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Because the Kyoto Treaty and much of the suggested environmental legislation would decimate jobs in southern California, constituents may be interested to learn of the growing scientific consensus that global warming is not manmade, if it is in fact even occuring.
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From what I have seen the Earth has heated and cooled on its own for centuries. I don’t know that there’s anything that is a direct cause of that right now, but we can do a better job of cleaning up our planet.
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I'm proud to stand w forward-thinking businesses seizing the economic opportunity of addressing #climate. @CeresNews http://t.co/jekxhJkJ91
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Pleased President visited Prince George’s Co to discuss improving fuel efficiency of American trucks http://t.co/uE0xSDPLOR #ActonClimate
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RT @DavisVanguard: .@RepGaramendi “extreme weather ... including a devastating ongoing drought, has made believers out of people about clim…
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Our public lands provide 6.1M American jobs and $646B in outdoor recreation spending each yr. All this is threatened by #climatechange.
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RT @SEEC: SEEC MoC @RepCartwright: There's no denying climate change is happening. 25 extreme weather events of $1B plus in 2011 & 12 #ActO
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The EPA’s unilateral decision to regulate carbon dioxide would impose a de facto national energy tax on every sector of the economy and push our struggling job-creators off a cliff. This decision goes against all common sense, especially considering the many recent revelations of errors and obfuscation in the allegedly ‘settled science’ of global warming.
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Without waiting for proof or disproof of global warming, it is prudent for us to take action to minimize CO2 emissions.
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Senator Leahy understands that human caused climate change is accelerating with each passing year, and is now taking an increasingly severe toll on our natural resources as well as nearly every aspect of our economy.
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[This] a notion challenged by scientists and scholars...
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In the emails that have been disclosed we've seen evidence of manipulation, efforts to avoid freedom of information act requests, abuse of the peer review process and a research process that is driven more by a political agenda than a quest for the truth.
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We see it, we experience it, but we have a great deal of difficulty in summoning the political will ... to address it.
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In climate briefing w half dozen Senators. Only 5% of Americans don't believe in global warming. So why aren't we acting?
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The science of global warming is clear and empirical: the earth’s atmosphere is getting warmer, due to an increase in carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels.
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We’ve just been stealing, stealing, stealing from our children, and it’s shocking.
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Every new data point serves to highlight the folly of putting special-interest politics and partisanship before science and fact.
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For global warming to be a "hoax", there would need to be a world-wide conspiracy of scientists and many other people, all trying to fool us.
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In this changing climate, the intensity of storms will increase, making extreme weather like Sandy more & more common #SandyTranspoHearing
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In #CO we’ve seen the effects of #climatechange w/ drought. A new @WorldBank report shows our future if we don’t act: http://t.co/4gMU22p9
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Aug 15, 2012
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Apparently the actual climate is in on the whole global warming liberal conspiracy: http://t.co/fJsdiBM8
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Is that 107 degrees in Minnesota!?! What's that thing about global warming? http://t.co/BpRQ3Zt8
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[Climate change is the] biggest scam since the Teapot Dome.
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There’s no question there’s some global warming, but I’m not sure what it means. A lot of this is condescending elitism.
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I don’t think there’s the scientific evidence to justify it.
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In the worst recession in 26 years, in the midst of an academic scandal and questionable science revealed in ‘Climategate’ and in the absence of a national consensus about policies that would bear upon the category known as climate change, we gather here to say, Mr. President, don’t make promises in Copenhagen that we cant keep.
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...I don’t know exactly where to say only those things that are really quantifiable, and temperature has risen.
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Who do you believe? There are so many sources of information. Who is representing which political agenda? What scientist is telling the truth? When it comes to environmental regulations, we want sound science and common sense.
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A view from my seat. What an amazing crowd of #climate leaders at @GLOBE_intl summit. #ActOnClimate - EM http://t.co/F7Hb50vB0d
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97% consensus among scientific experts that humans are causing climate change. We cannot afford not to #ActOnClimate. http://t.co/Vtdb7qwjcY
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RT @WhiteHouse: President Obama's efficiency standards for trucks will: • ↑ energy security • ✄ carbon pollution • Save $ • ↑ manufacturing…
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RT @RaptorH: @SenatorCardin Action on #climate change!
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With the possible exception of Tiger Woods, nothing has had a worse year than global warming. We have discovered that a good portion of the science used to justify “climate change" was a hoax perpetrated by leftist ideologues with an agenda.
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I think the climate is changing, but I don’t believe humans are causing that change to the extent that’s been in the news.
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In the 1970s we were concerned with “global cooling” and were warned of an impending ice age. Thirty years later I do not believe that the science regarding climate change is so substantiated as to warrant the EPA’s proposed regulation of GHGs – including carbon dioxide, which every human being emits with every breath – in order to address climate change.
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RT @alexbreitler: @RepMcNerney on @IPCC_CH #climate report: "Climate change is real... the science is not up for debate... the evidence is …
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The President has called for leadership on climate change, glad he's promising action. Look forward to hearing more tomorrow.
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It is understandable that theories differ on what may happen in the future. The complexity of this problem is underscored by the fact that we haven’t even reached a consensus on what has already happened, which greatly complicates attempts to predict the likely impacts of climate change.
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Good they went from Global warming to Climate change. Tough winter for most. They are so clever. All they want is your money.
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Proud to rally in support of efforts to combat climate change http://t.co/UILqoE76
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I did a TED talk about the climate crisis. Over time we have to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions so using fossil fuels will require us to do carbon capture and sequestration.
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Regardless of how you feel about it, it's something that needs to be addressed because we're seeing more and more natural disasters each year, it seems like. Something has to be causing it.
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The need for action on climate change is undeniable MT @NOAAClimate 2012 warmest year on record by a wide margin: http://t.co/Tj4AJH8P
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Dec 12, 2012
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Climate change is a reality and we’d better start dealing with it.
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I don’t think there’s any doubt that we’ve had climate change over the last 100 years.
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One of the difficulties in examining the issue of the climate change and greenhouse gases is that there is a wide range of scientific opinion on this issue and the science community does not agree to the extent of the problem or the critical threshold of when this problem is truly catastrophic.
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...the data shows it is not warming to the degree that a lot of people predicted, not close to that much...
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We are writing to show our strong support for a just and ambitious United States position at the upcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) summit in Durban, South Africa, starting in November 2011.
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Every civilization has tried to affect and change the weather. So whether it’s the Chinese seeding clouds, whether it’s some of the industrialized nations in the world trying to get together for cap-and-trade to try to reduce the CO2 emissions. You know, this might be the modern version of the rain dance.
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Climategate reveals a serious lack of integrity in the underlying data and models, such that it is doubtful that any process can be trusted until the data and models are validated and their integrity assured
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The earth cools, the earth warms...It could be caused by carbon dioxide or methane. Maybe we should kill the cows to stop the methane, or stop breathing to stop the CO2...
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...the Earth will not be destroyed by a flood.
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Global warming is already harming communities and ecosystems throughout the world, and even with immediate action to reduce emissions and avoid dangerous effects, these impacts will worsen over the coming decades.