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All IPCC definitions taken from Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Working Group I Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Annex I, Glossary, pp. 941-954. Cambridge University Press.

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Fred Upton

The two columns below show quotes (left column) from Fred Upton paired with what the science says (right column). Click on text in right column for full details.

Quotes by Fred Upton vs What the Science Says
"I do not say that [global warming] is man-made."
8 February 2011 (Source)
Multiple sets of independent observations find a human fingerprint on climate change.
"even if cap-and-trade had been enacted, it would not have changed the temperature by a tenth of a degree anywhere in the world."
8 February 2011 (Source)

If every nation agrees to limit CO2 emissions, we can achieve significant cuts on a global scale.

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