Huntsman: Trust Science on Global Warming

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman leveled criticism again Sunday against Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and his positions on evolution and climate change.

He stressed the potential impact on the party of positions like Perry's in a taped interview that airsed Sunday morning.

"The minute that the Republican Party becomes the party–the anti-science party–we have a huge problem. We lose a whole lot of people who would otherwise allow us to win the election in 2012," Huntsman said on ABC's "This Week."

Huntsman said taking a position like Perry's "that basically runs counter to what 98 of 100 climate scientists have said, what the National Academy of Sciences has said about what is causing climate change and man's contribution to it, I think we find ourselves on the wrong side of science and, therefore, in a losing position."

Huntsman said in a tweet Thursday that he trusts scientists on global warming and believes in evolution, even it makes him seem "crazy."

The former Utah governor's tweet came the same day that Perry told a New Hampshire crowd that he supports teaching evolution and creationism. Perry said earlier this week that climate change is an unproven scientific theory.

In another tweet, Huntsman says President Barack Obama should call Congress back into session to deal with the economic crisis instead of taking a vacation.

Since the tweets, Huntsman has gained more than 3,000 followers on his Twitter account. He now has nearly 16,000.

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