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3 days ago Millions of voters will get their information about the presidential candidates by watching the debates this fall. The first debate, on October 3rd,...
When will candidates address climate change
Sep 29, 2012 | Chad Tolman ... Here we are just weeks from the election and there has not been a serious candidate discussion about energy and climate change - the linked issues that pose the greatest challenge ...Here we are just weeks from the election and there has not been a serious candidate discussion about energy and climate change the linked issues that pose the greatest challenge of our time. ... The Republicans once considered the party of fiscal conservatism and national security are in a state of denial about the threats climate change poses to our economy and national security. Unfortunately, early in the Bush administration, they took the advice of Republican consultant Frank Luntz to deny the science of climate change as a way to promote the power and influence of the party. ... The Democrats are not a whole lot better, although President Obama did mention that climate change is not a hoax in his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. He said he would increase funding for renewable energy, but he has been largely silent during the past two years on the growing threat posed by a continuing reliance on fossil fuels in spite of unprecedented forest fires in the West, droughts in the Midwest and Texas, and accelerating rates of loss of Arctic sea ice and big glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica, with the resulting sea level rise. Delaware is especially vulnerable to sea level rise, as has been documented by this newspaper and by the recently released Vulnerability Assessment report of the Delaware Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee.
Climate Change is too important an issue for us and the future of our children and the next generations of Americans to not make it the major campaign issue of this 2012 Presidential Election year.