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The Latest: Chevron Lawyer: No Debate About Climate Science

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – An attorney for oil giant Chevron says the company does not dispute the findings of an international panel of scientists that it is extremely likely humans are the dominant cause of global warming since the mid-1900s. Theodore Boutrous spoke Wednesday in San Francisco at what could be the first court hearing to study climate change science. U.S. District Judge William Alsup asked lawyers for two California cities and five of the world’s largest oil and gas companies to present the best science now available on global warming. Alsup is considering lawsuits filed by San Francisco and neighboring Oakland accusing Chevron and four other big oil companies of lying about the role of fossil fuels in global warming to protect their profits. Boutrous said Chevron does not dispute climate change science. But he pointed out how thinking about climate change has evolved and said the company does not agree with all of the proposals to deal with global warming.