Politics & Policy

GOP Candidates Spar on Global Warming

Jon Huntsman tweeted today:

To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.

The Washington Post ran a piece today about the differences between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry when it came to believing in global warming:

 

While apparent front-runner Mitt Romney believes the world is getting warmer and that humans are contributing to that pattern, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday called that “a scientific theory that has not been proven.” …

At his New Hampshire campaign stop on Wednesday morning, Perry said: “I do think global warming has been politicized. … We are seeing almost weekly or even daily scientists are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing our climate to change. Yes, our climate has changed. It has been changing ever since the Earth was formed. But I do not buy into a group of scientists who have, in some cases, been found to be manipulating data.”

The WaPo piece also included a quote from Huntsman adviser John Weaver, who said, “We’re not going to win a national election if we become the anti-science party.”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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