15 Feb '12, 11am

Crazy talk: Rick Santorum out-denies the climate deniers and spins eco-conspiracy theories

Crazy talk: Rick Santorum out-denies the climate deniers and spins eco-conspiracy theories

[Climate change is] an absolute travesty of scientific research that was motivated by those who, in my opinion, saw this as an opportunity to create a panic and a crisis for government to be able to step in and even more greatly control your life. … I for one never bought the hoax. I for one understand just from science that there are one hundred factors that influence the climate. To suggest that one minor factor of which man’s contribution is a minor factor in the minor factor is the determining ingredient in the sauce that affects the entire global warming and cooling is just absurd on its face. And yet we have politicians running to the ramparts — unfortunately politicians who happen to be running for the Republican nomination for president — who bought into man-made global warming and bought into cap-and-trade.

Full article: http://grist.org/election-2012/crazy-talk-rick-santorum-o...

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