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A spokeswoman for the journal that published a government climate study that undercut climate change doubters' arguments about a global warming pause said the study received more scrutiny than usual.

American Association for the Advancement of Science spokeswoman Ginger Pinholster said the study, which reported that the rate of global warming in the last 15 years has been as fast as the rate of global warming during the latter half of the 20th century, received more rounds of peer review and more study time than most submissions.

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