Huntsman calls on US Republicans to accept science
"To be clear, I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy."
- Jon Huntsman
Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman took a swipe at his rivals and warned his party against rejecting science in an interview that will air Sunday.
"I think there's a serious problem. The minute that the Republican Party becomes the party -- the anti-science party -- we have a huge problem," the former US ambassador to China told ABC television's "This Week."
Earlier this week, Texas Governor Rick Perry, also running for the nomination, called man-made climate change a "theory that has not yet been proven."
He added that "there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects."