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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney held his stance on climate change Friday, recognizing that humans have contributed to global warming even though GOP leaders have typically disputed this scientifically supported concept. (more)

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Cap and trade was all the rage back in 2009, with the market-driven system of curbing emissions seen as a dominant force in addressing global warming problems. Now the concept has seemingly fallen out of favor.

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Climate-change skeptics are barking up the wrong smokestack. The shell game being played isn't with the science, it's with the solutions.The shell game being played with climate change isn't with the science, it's with the solutions.

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich explains why he voted against the climate bill that narrowly passed the House Friday: "It sets targets that are too weak, especially in the short term, and sets about meeting those targets through Enron-style accounting methods. It gives new life to one of the primary sources of the problem that should be on its way out -- coal -- by giving it record subsidies."

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The "Real Time" host has some harsh words for the president, who, he says, is caving to insurance companies, banks and polluters: "This is not getting the job done. And this is not what I voted for."

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The former vice president has thrown plenty of his own money at the climate crisis, but now the Nobel Prize-winning environmental activist is hoping to profit from his policy ideas. "An environmental start-up backed by Al Gore's venture capital firm aims to take advantage of coming U.S. climate change legislation by helping companies like Coca Cola and even cities cut pollution," reports Reuters.

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