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Wallace to Santorum: If Pope Shouldn’t Talk Climate Change, Why Should You?

wallaceGOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum told Pope Francis to “leave science to the scientists” last week, following comments from the pontiff (who has a chemistry degree) that humans were obligated to protect creation. This led Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace to wonder: if the Pope shouldn’t talk science, why should GOP candidates?

“If he’s not a scientist — and, in fact, he does have a degree in chemistry — neither are you,” Wallace said.

“We have to make public policy with regard to the environmental policy,” Santorum said. “Whether we like it or not, people in government have to make decisions with respect to our public policy that affect American workers.”

“I’m saying, what should the Pope use his moral authority for?” he asked. “There are more pressing problems confronting the earth than climate change.”

Santorum went on to say that the scientific consensus about climate change was an alarm for him. “Any time you hear a scientist say science is settled, that’s political science, not real science,” he said.

Watch the clip below, via Fox News:

[h/t Huffington Post]
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