1. 2012

    Perry: Climate Data 'Manipulated'

    Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, makes remarks at his first campaign event on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Greenland, N.H. after announcing earlier in the day that he's running for President in 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci))

    Evan Vucci / AP Photo

    Rick Perry told an audience in New Hampshire Wednesday that scientists have “manipulated data” about climate change “so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects.” The accusation came in response to a question from a Republican who said he worried the rejection of climate-change data “calls into question…America’s status as an advanced technological society." Earlier, Perry had said programs to battle climate change are costing the United States “billions, if not trillions” of dollars. Without specifying what he meant, he went on to say, "I don't think, from my perspective, that I want America to be engaged in spending that much money on what is still a scientific theory that hasn't been proven, and from my perspective is more and more being put into question."

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