Gov. Perry: Scientists Have “Manipulated Data” For Money

Challenged in New Hampshire today about his accusation that global warming is a “contrived phony mess,” Texas Governor Rick Perry dug in, accusing climate scientists of a for-profit conspiracy, but offering no proof.

Perry said, “I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects. And I think we are seeing almost weekly or even daily scientists are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change. Yes our climate’s changed, they’ve been changing ever since the earth was born. But I do not buy into a group of scientists who have in some cases found to be manipulating this information.