Energy Chief Rick Perry Says It's ‘inappropriate' to Label Climate Change Skeptics as Neanderthals

WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Rick Perry continues to question the extent to which humans are responsible for climate change, saying that it's "inappropriate" to treat those who don't believe the science is settled as if they are Neanderthals.Asked Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Box" if he believes carbon dioxide is the "primary control knob for the temperature of the earth and for climate," Perry disagreed. Rather, he said, "most likely the primary control knob is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in."The awkwardly worded question clouded Perry's exact position, particularly since the former Texas governor went on to say that man is indeed "having an effect" on climate change.  Continue reading...

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