By Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson

Can the administration fight climate change without stressing climate change?

The new Congress will usher in an unprecedented number of lawmakers who question the link between human activity and global warming. As a result, the Obama administration is abandoning its two-year quest to convince the public and lawmakers that global warming is a matter of scientific urgency. Instead, the president is talking about nuclear power use, natural gas exploitation and sales of electric cars.

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