Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rick Perry global warming video

Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry responded to a question about climate change during his appearance at Politics & Eggs, held at the Bedford Inn in Bedford, NH on August 17, 2011.

Video of Rick Perry questioning the science on global warming courtesy of American Bridge 21st Century.

Transcript of Rick Perry's climate change remarks:
You may have a point there because, I do believe that the issue of global warming has been politicized. I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data, so that they will have dollars rolling into their, to their projects. I think we're seeing almost weekly or even daily scientists who are coming forward and questioning, the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change. Yes, our climate's changed, it's been changing for ever-ever since the earth was formed, but I do not buy into that uh, a group of scientists, who have in some cases found to be manipulating this information and the cost to the country and to the world of implementing these uh, uh anti-carbon programs is in the billions if not trillions of dollars at the end of the, of the day, and I don't think from my perspective I want America to be engaged in spending that much money on still a scientific theory that has not been proven, and from my perspective is more and more being put into question.
Meanwhile, Politico reminded voters that "Rick Perry backed an already-climate crusading Al Gore" in 1988. At the time, Perry was a Democrat.

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