Romney says climate change is real

Romney says climate change is real
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Stoking the fires for a possible third presidential run, Mitt Romney split with the majority of Republicans and said he believes humans contribute to climate change. 

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"I'm one of those Republicans who thinks we are getting warmer and that we contribute to that," Romney said of climate change, during a speech in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.

Romney argued "real leadership" is needed to deal with carbon pollution from coal plants, the Deseret News reported.

Romney's made the statement a day after the Republican-controlled Senate voted 98-1 that "climate change is real and not a hoax."

In a second vote, however, Republicans voted down a measure that specifically said humans "significantly" contribute to climate change. 

Romney, the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee, has reportedly told donors he is weighing a third run in 2016.