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Candidate Positions on Global warming

The following positions reflect those used for each candidate in the Select A Candidate survey. They come from the candidates; public statements, Web sites, and responses to Minnesota Public Radio questionnaires. In some cases, candidiates have failed to respond to inquiries, and their position is noted as "No known opinion."

Question: Which camp: Global warming or climate change?
Michael CumminsMichael Cummins ANSWER OPTION: There is always climate change, but there is no global warming.

Jim OberstarJim Oberstar ANSWER OPTION: I clearly recognize the global warming challenges that face our planet. To reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and to reduce greenhouse emissions, I support greater investment to promote renewable energy and alternative fuels. Clean, cost efficient, renewable sources such as wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, hydropower, and hydrogen must be emphasized. I also authored legislation to install solar technology in federal buildings and to institute energy savings measures in all federal buildings. I supported the significant increase in auto fuel economy (CAFE) standards to reduce greenhouse emissions. We must also restore U.S. leadership in the global warming issue and work collaboratively with other nations to alleviate global warming.