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Schwarzenegger unveiling global warming plan at U.N. conference:  A clear break from national Republicans.  ""Today, California will be a leader in the fight against global warming," Schwarzenegger told a United Nations conference on the environment Wednesday.  "I say the debate is over. We know the science, we see the threat and we know the time for action is now."  ..  Schwarzenegger's plan, released at the opening of the U.N. World Environmental Day Conference, calls for reducing the state's emissions of greenhouse gases to 2000 levels by 2010, 1990 levels by 2020, and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050."  Key passage: " “I challenge everyone to match our commitment,” he said. In the past, he added, the harmful impacts on the atmosphere of burning of fossil fuels were unknown. But now there’s no excuse not to take action. "That was our mistake," he said. "But now we do know better. And if we don't do better, that will be our injustice."" 

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