A 'Climate Change' On Capitol Hill

<p>Politicians are "scrambling" to keep up with public opinion about climate change. Bipartisan efforts to curb global warming are gaining momentum.</p>
February 2, 2007, 9am PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"All of a sudden, global warming is hot.

After years of languishing on Capitol Hill, efforts to curb global warming have picked up momentum, powered by a growing bipartisan belief that climate change can no longer be ignored...

That's an abrupt break from the past, when many politicians shrugged off the issue. Especially among Republicans, it was regarded as an untested theory or an alarmist fantasy.

Polls show that most Americans believe the studies that show pollution is a cause of climate change. And politicians now are scrambling to keep up with science and public opinion."

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Published on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 in The Los Angeles Times
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