On Climate Change, Are University Researchers Making a Difference?

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Tobacco executives are sworn in before testifying on Capitol Hill in 1998. Some scholars point to that year’s federal settlement with tobacco companies as a possible model for how scientists might push energy companies to take action on climate change.
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University scientists have a formidable record of accomplishment in the field of climate-change research.

Fueled by billions of dollars in financial support, they’ve used mile-long ice cores to calculate temperatures and carbon concentrations from...

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