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Global Warming Debate Gets Hotter

As President Bush was about to leave for his first presidential trip to Europe, a panel of distinguished scientists issued a report affirming predictions of global warming. Amid rising international criticism of his policies on greenhouse-gas emissions, Bush acknowledged the problem but offered few specific proposals to counter it.

"We can make great progress in reducing emissions, and we will," said Bush at the White House this week, noting the panel's conclusion that Earth's average temperature has risen about 0.6C since 1900.

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