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U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and Kathryn Sullivan, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, have been tangling for months over the legitimacy of a climate study NOAA scientists published in Science. Drew Angerer/AP; Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Is This Congressman's Oversight An Effort To Hobble Climate Science?

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A fully loaded container ship sails along the coast. Historically, ships have taken most of the sea measurements that go into the estimate of Earth's average surface temperature. iStockphoto hide caption

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Scientists Cast Doubt On An Apparent 'Hiatus' In Global Warming

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Climate skeptic Willie Soon has argued in the past that too much ice is bad for polar bears. An investigation into Soon's funding found he took money from the fossil fuel industry and did not always disclose that source. iStockphoto hide caption

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As Climate Wars Heat Up, Some Skeptics Are Targets

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