Climate Change:

Author Chris Mooney points to political meddling on climate science

Chris Mooney, author of the new book "The Republican War on Science" and the Washington correspondent for Seed magazine, says there is clear evidence of a GOP attempt to distort scientific findings on global warming and other issues. Mooney explains the reasons for the increasing intersection between politics and science, and why the trend is so problematic. Plus, he discusses how free-market think tanks, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and author Michael Crichton have influenced the climate debate.