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Climate-change scepticism is loud, but increasingly a minority view

Younger Republicans who believe global warming is man-made outnumber older, whiter, male members: Research

US President Donald Trump visited Florida on Monday to inspect areas laid waste by Hurricane Michael, and danced around the issue of climate change, not quite agreeing with the scientific consensus on humans' role in driving it.

"There is something there, man-made or not," he told reporters. "There is something there. It is going to go back and forth."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2018, with the headline 'Climate-change scepticism is loud, but increasingly a minority view'. Print Edition | Subscribe