Norway's finance minister doubts global warming is man-made

2015-04-29 19:53
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Stockholm - Norway's finance minister says she has doubts that global warming is man-made.

Siv Jensen's comments in an interview with newspaper Aftenposten seems at odds with Norway's official position in UN climate talks where the country backs cuts in greenhouse gas emissions as a way to fight global warming.

In an on-camera interview posted on Aftenposten's website on Tuesday, Jensen answered "no" to a question about whether she was convinced that climate change is man-made.

Asked to clarify whether she was in doubt about man-made warming, she said "yes".

Jensen, of the right-wing Progress Party, added she still backs the coalition government's climate policies.

Norway was among the first countries to submit a target for an upcoming UN climate pact, pledging to cut emissions by at least 40% by 2030.

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