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Will US role at climate talks change after storm?

DOHA, Qatar — During a year with a monster storm and scorching heat waves, Americans have experienced the kind of freakish weather that many scientists say will occur more often on a warming planet.

And as a reelected president talks about global warming again, climate activists are cautiously optimistic that the United States will be more than a disinterested bystander when the UN climate talks resume Monday with a two-week conference in Qatar.

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