A salute to flip-flops that deserves an Oscar.
Earlier this week, we pointed out John Huntsman’s flip-flop on climate. Having said that he trusted scientists and that the science of climate change was settled, he changed his tune on Tuesday, saying that the onus was on the scientific community to produce more evidence the planet’s climate was indeed changing.
But just hours – hours! – after our item calling out his flip, Huntsman went back to his usual position. For those of you who questioned the influence of the Spinach, take note.
Claiming to “clarify” his earlier remarks, Huntsman said this after a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition:
“Let me be very clear on this: there is no change. I put my faith and trust in science. So you have 99 of 100 climate scientists who have come out and talked about climate change in certain terms, what is responsible for it. I tend to say this is a discussion that should not be in the political lane but should be in the scientific lane.”
“Is there a one percent that has a disagreement? There’s a one percent that has a disagreement,” he added. “Will those discussions continue, as they always do in the scientific community, to clear up those areas of ambiguity? I suspect so. But, as for me, I’m on the side of science on this one.”
Fair enough, Mr. Huntsman. We’re willing to forgive your day-long foray to the dark side. Welcome back to the team.