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Climate Deniers Misinterpret Data, UN’s Figueres Says

Critics of efforts to address climate change are misinterpreting a slowdown in the pace of global warming, the United Nations’ top climate official said.

Those who deny mankind’s contribution to warming have a “primitive understanding” of the science behind the Earth’s climate, Christiana Figueres, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said today in an interview. She spoke a day ahead of the release of the group’s updated assessment of climate science.