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Critics question global warming

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Jonesboro, AR (KAIT) - Winter weather continues to plague a large part of the country. Even areas that normally don't see snow are digging out.

Dallas, Texas received over a foot of snow on Thursday setting a new record. Then on Friday the snow spread across the deep south. As you might expect, this has many people questioning global warming.

Long time skeptic Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, even built an igloo, calling it Al Gore's new home.

Senator Inhofe said, "The science is cooked and I think most people agree with that now." 

But he was answered by Jane Lubchenco, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

Lubchenco said, "Science is not partisan and should not be partisan." 

We asked people in Region 8 what they thought about global warming and opinions varied.  Some thought that the change in weather was enough evidence for global warming. Others thought global warming was political.  

Scientists said these are the facts. The last decade is simply the warmest on record and warm air carries more moisture which fuels more severe snowstorms . 

They add, they predicted all of this in their documents, which said the strongest storms are likely to become stronger and more frequent.

It's important to note that research on the topic of global warming continues. Right now many people including scientists have different opinions.

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