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Mike Huckabee: Climate Science 'Not Settled'

06/21/2015 02:56 pm ET | Updated Jun 21, 2015

Mike Huckabee joined the growing pack of 2016 presidential candidates skeptical about climate science on Sunday.

"I know that when I was in college I was being taught that if we didn't act very quickly, that we were going to be entering a global freezing," he told "Meet The Press." "Go back and look at the covers of Time and Newsweek from the early '70s. And we were told that if we didn't do something by 1980, we'd be popsicles. Now we're told that we're all burning up. Science is not as settled on that as it is on some things.”

Watch more of his interview in the video above.

His comments were a far right turn from remarks he made during his last run for president, in 2007.

"One thing that all of us have a responsibility to do is recognize that climate change is here, it's real," he said then. "That what we have to do is quit pointing fingers as to who's at fault and recognize that it's all our fault and it's all our responsibility to fix it."

Huckabee first brought up the global cooling myth in 2013. He also made headlines in January for joking that ISIS is a bigger threat to America than climate change.

"A beheading is a far greater threat to an American than a sunburn," he told an audience at Iowa Freedom Summit.

Climate science actually is pretty settled. According to NASA, 97 percent of scientists agree that climate change is real and it's caused by humans.

Other 2016 candidates who have denied that climate change is man-made: Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz... and basically every other Republican besides Chris Christie.

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