The great believer….

GOP presidential candidate former New York Gov. George Pataki told the No Labels Problem Solver Convention in Manchester, N.H., on Monday that he believes in climate change, but differs from President Barack Obama and Democrats on what to do about it.

“And let me tell you something, I hope the stage doesn’t open up. I’m a Republican, and I happen to believe that when we emit CO2 and greenhouse gases, the earth gets warmer, and we have to do something about it,” said Pataki.

“I’m a great believer that if we’re going to have the brilliant optimistic future that we’re all entitled to believe in as Americans, Republicans have to embrace science,” he said. “We can’t be a party that questions facts and issues.”

Pataki also said Republicans should not question evolution and must recognize that human activity contributes to climate change.

“We can’t question evolution, and we have to recognize that human activity is contributing to climate change, and there is a role for government to play in dealing with that issue for the future,” he said.