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Rival Republican candidates clash on global warming

WASHINGTON - United States presidential candidate Jon Huntsman criticised Republican rival Rick Perry's scepticism of man-made global warming, saying it hurts the party and make the Texas Governor come off as a not-so-serious national figure. Mr Huntsman, President Barack Obama's first Ambassador to China, trailed in early national polls in early voting states, leading his campaign to pledge more aggressive attacks on the top candidates. Mr Perry, who entered the race last weekend surging to a prominent role, has provided Mr Huntsman with an ample opening. Mr Perry has said in the past week that he did not believe in man-made global warming, branding it an unproven scientific theory. He also defended the teaching of creationism in schools because evolution "has some gaps to it". "When we take a position that basically runs counter to what the National Academy of Science ha...

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