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Climate Extremes: Michael Mann Weighs in on the Climate Change Debate

12/13/2012, 4:40:16 AM

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AccuWeather.com's Evan Myers interviewed the Penn State climate scientist about his views on human-induced global warming, as well as his degree of certainty on his research.

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Michael Mann has called himself a "reluctant and accidental public figure" in the global debate over climate change. Interested in "big-picture science," the researcher started studying changing climate at Yale in the early '90s. Mann's research attracted the public eye when his team published the infamous "hockey stick graph," showing a rapid increase in global warming in the 20th century.

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