Jeb Bush declared, "I don't get economic policy from my bishops or my cardinal or my Pope." Former senator and repeat presidential candidate Rick Santorum went on record, saying that the church should "leave science to scientists," evidently ignorant of the Pope's background as a scientist. Marco Rubio had long been on record as denying the impact of humans on the environment. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had difficulty with the topic, as his state recently experienced catastrophic flooding. Cruz is on record as saying " ... the global warming alarmists are the equivalent of the flat earthers." Forbes magazine, as conservative a journal as can be found, said of Cruz, "(his) statement is not just wrong: it's also arrogant." Somehow that pretty much summarizes most of the climate deniers running for office. Former preacher Mike Huckabee, whose disagreements with the Pope extend past scientific fact, fired off his reaction to the encyclical. "A beheading is a far greater threat to Americans than a sunburn." At last count, about 9,940 people will die from skin cancer caused by sunburn this year, so assuming Mr. Huckabee was thinking about ISIS, his reckoning is somewhat off the mark by more than 9,930.