More on Governor Perry's anti-science biases, this time denying the overwhelming evidence of human-created global climate change, from the Texas Tribune.
Quote from Rick Perry: "I do believe that the issue of global warming has been politicized. I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects."
I have never understood the insistence of climate change deniers that scientists are manipulating data and falsifying evidence in favor of global warming for some sort of unspecified personal financial gain. It is clear that those who have the most to gain are the corporations that are the source of global warming pollutants, and their stockholders, whose interests lie in maintaining the status quo.