Santorum and Gingrich dismiss climate change, vow to dismantle the EPA

“A day before Republicans voice their presidential preferences in Colorado caucuses, Rick Santorum dismissed climate change as “a hoax” and advocated an energy plan heavy on fossil fuels.”

The Colorado Independent continues:

“We were put on this Earth as creatures of God to have dominion over the earth, to use it wisely and steward it wisely, but for our benefit not for the Earth’s benefit,” Santorum told an audience at the Colorado School of Mines where he was a guest speaker Monday at the Colorado Energy Summit…

Gingrich, speaking before Santorum at the Colorado Energy Summit, said he greatly regretted a commercial he shot with Nancy Pelosi that addressed cap-and-trade legislation. He called it “the dumbest thing I did. … It was stupid.” Part of his Pelosi hangover has to do with his diminishing confidence in climate science. Asked by a man in the audience whether he believes human activities can cause climate change, Gingrich pleaded ignorance.

“I believe we don’t know,” Gingrich said. “I am an amateur paleontologist. The planet has changed its temperature a number of times.”

Read the entire report.

[h/t Tom Nelson via Climate Depot]

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