08 Sep '11, 3am

GOP Debate Fireworks: Perry Doubles Down on Climate Denial, Huntsman Pleads for Sanity on Science #reagandebate

After longshot candidate Jon Huntsman was asked about his 'controversial' pro-science tweet, he reiterated his previous claim that no Republican can succeed while turning his or her back on science (See video above). Rick Perry, who has previously stated that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by data-manipulated scientists , was asked to name a single scientist whose work he thinks is accurate. He was, of course, unable to name one. He then reverted to standard GOP boilerplate, and again claimed that the "science isn't settled" (by now, that's the oldest climate policy trick in the book -- and it's entirely false. 97-98% of climate scientists believe that human activity is warming the planet). Huntsman, well aware of this, said the following: "When you make comments that fly in the face of what 98 out of 100 climate scientists have said, when you call to question evolut...

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