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Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif.
Boxer, through her office, said she wouldn’t debate what was already settled, comparing the connection between global warming and climate change to the long-established link between smoking and cancer.
Pitney predicted that the dispute between Boxer and Rohrabacher would generate fundraising activity on both sides, but that its real political impact would be limited.
“This isn’t a high-priority issue for the public,” he said.