Rick Santorum.Rick Santorum.Photo: Gage SkidmoreCross-posted from ThinkProgress Green. This post was coauthored by Tanya Somanader.

In an interview with Glenn Beck, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum claimed global warming is a hoax. Beck grinned as Santorum called for a “drill everywhere” policy and claimed that there is “no such thing as global warming”:

Beck: Oil?

Santorum: Drill. Drill everywhere.

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Beck: Coal?

Santorum: Absolutely. Natural gas. We have huge stores. 263 years of oil at the current rate, almost 200 years of gas, and 300 years of coal.

Beck: What about global warming?

Santorum: There is no such thing as global warming. It is, in my opinion, there are hundreds of factors that cause the Earth to warm and cool, and the trace gas — of which human participation in this trace gas — is …

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Beck: This could seal the deal for me. Whatever, I got enough.

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Earlier this month, Santorum told the other enforcer of conservative thought, Rush Limbaugh, that global warming is “junk science.”

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