Life and Death Questions on Climate Change for the Presidential Debate

The President of the United States has the power to make or break the world. This power is often thought of in epic terms of war and peace. But there are other ways the President of the United States can keep us safe or place us in jeopardy.

Here are some questions that are directly related to our survival. And, by not addressing or answering these questions the Presidential candidates can and one of them will impact our mortality.

CLIMATE CHANGE: In agreement with the world’s scientists Dr. Cara Augustenborg writes in the Huffington Post 10/18/16 that we’re “Nearly Cooked” and she then writes about “What 400 Parts Per Million Of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Really Means”. (Follow Dr. Cara Augustenborg on Twitter: )

With regard to climate change what does “nearly cooked” mean to the presidential candidates and what plans have they made to respond to it?

CLIMATE CHANGE: The U.S. Department of Defense calls climate change a “threat multiplier” and state: “Our coastal installations are vulnerable to rising sea levels and increased flooding, while droughts, wildfires, and more extreme temperatures could threaten many of our training activities. Our supply chains could be impacted . . .”

Not only military but also civilian supply chains will be impacted. food supplies and water sources could be compromised. what policies will the presidential candidates establish to address the “threat multipliers” of climate change both military and civilian?

CLIMATE CHANGE: Both causes and exacerbates social unrest and armed conflict. Food and water shortages, pandemic disease, disputes over refugees and limited resources place addition burdens on the world’s societies and is already directly impacting or will impact the United States.

What humanitarian steps are the presidential candidates going to take to address the increased burden on social institutions and infrastructure to ensure the u.s. is prepared for these “threat multipliers”?

CLIMATE CHANGE: Global warming is melting the Greenland Ice Sheet, fast. Scientists have found clear indications that the rate of mass loss of the Ice Sheet is increasing faster than anticipated, which is bad news for vulnerable coastal communities in the United States and countries around the world. Florida is particularly vulnerable.

What policies would the presidential candidates establish to address the human factors, which are causing the Greenland ice sheet to melt? and, what preparations have they made to protect vulnerable coastal communities in the united states?

Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye | National Geographic


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