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NOAA turns over climate emails

Following a subpoena, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has given the chairman of the House science committee emails related to a paper that angered some opposed to the idea of the human involvement in climate change.

The move is the latest development in a dispute between the agency and committee chairman Lamar Smith, Republican Representative of Texas. It marks a break in a deadlock that has lasted months, and appears to represent softening on both sides.

The paper in question, published in Science, used NOAA data to refute a previously-reported pause in global warming, a two-decade period in which the rapid rise in temperatures supposedly slowed. The researchers concluded that the supposed hiatus was in fact an artifact, resulting from a change in temperature instruments and recording practices.

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