Jon Huntsman Shocks Right By Refusing To Deny Climate Change Is Real
This has been a hard week for the GOP’s presidential prospects. First Newt Gingrich laid into the House Republican budget plan with the force of a DailyKos diarist. Now another big name (likely) presidential candidate is refusing to admit that man-made climate change might be a hoax.
“If 90 percent of the oncological community said something was causing cancer we’d listen to them,” former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman told Time in a new interview. “I respect science and the professionals behind the science so I tend to think it’s better left to the science community - though we can debate what that means for the energy and transportation sectors.”
The reaction to that little nugget was about as you’d expect.