GOP Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman appeared on Fox and Friends Monday morning and sparred with co-host Brian Kilmeade on climate change.

When the former Utah governor defended the research on climate change, Kilmeade began to slam the scientists behind the studies by saying their findings were “surrounded by corruption.”

Huntsman swiftly responded, “Let’s get serious with the issues of the day.”

WATCH: Video from Fox News, which appeared on August 29, 2011.