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Gore takes his global-warming battle to Congress

Calls for taxing big polluters, emission freeze

Al Gore testified yesterday that the human contribution to global warming constituted a 'planetary emergency.' On his left were boxes of letters urging Congress to take action. Al Gore testified yesterday that the human contribution to global warming constituted a "planetary emergency." On his left were boxes of letters urging Congress to take action. (Jim Young/Reuters)
By John Donnelly
Globe Staff / March 22, 2007

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Former vice president Al Gore, in an emotional return to Congress yesterday, declared that the "planet has a fever" requiring urgent and comprehensive action to reverse global warming, including putting a freeze on carbon dioxide emission levels and taxing big polluters. (Full article: 933 words)

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