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Scientists Take Issue With Rupert Murdoch’s Remarks on Climate Change

Poor Australia. It's responsible for just a tiny fraction of the global warming that's occurred so far and has already been bearing the punishment in the form of a national carbon tax -- repealed today by Parliament.

Rupert Murdoch, one of Australia's most famous sons, cautioned against policy overreaction to climate change in an interview that aired Sunday. Speaking with Sky News Australia, he lauded Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who pushed for the repeal after calling it a "hand brake" on the economy. He also dismissed significant risks from global warming.