(Bloomberg) -- Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is taking advantage of his status as a U.S. Senate subcommittee chairman to convene a hearing next week that appears aimed at casting doubt on the scientific theory that global warming is at least in part man-made.

"Data or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth’s Climate" is the title of the hearing to be held Tuesday by Cruz's Commerce Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness.

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