On September 7, 2011, Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman declared that the GOP cannot continue to be an anti-science, climate-denying party, in a debate held in Simi Valley, California.

Two weeks prior, on August 21, Fox News Channel host Clayton Morris noted that the scientific evidence validated Huntsman’s claim that human-caused climate change is real…but that Huntsman’s accuracy was irrelevant in terms of Republican politics.

(Hat tip to Brad Johnson of Hill Heat)

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D.R. Tucker

D. R. Tucker is a Massachusetts-based journalist who has served as the weekend contributor for the Washington Monthly since May 2014. He has also written for the Huffington Post, the Washington Spectator, the Metrowest Daily News, investigative journalist Brad Friedman's Brad Blog and environmental journalist Peter Sinclair's Climate Crocks.