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As president, What are the steps you will take to address climate change?

Climate change is the greatest existential threat facing the country and the world today. What are three things you will do as President to address the challenges posed by a warming planet?

Submitted by: Joseph M. from DC
Sept. 27, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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What is your plan to combat climate change & build a green economy?

Many people here in the U.S. and around the world feel climate change is the most important issue facing humanity. Our children's futures are at stake. We need to make changes now!

Submitted by: Linda R. from MO
Sept. 28, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Issue area: Environment
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How will you increase renewable energy and eliminate fossil fuel dependence?

Bolstered by overwhelming evidence and an international scientific consensus, climate change is being caused by humans and is a critical threat to life as we know it.

Submitted by: Christopher V. from CA
Sept. 26, 2016, 9:15 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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Will you reduce support for animal agriculture to counter climate change?

The U.S. is set to miss its 2025 environmental targets. Given that animal agriculture produces 51% of greenhouse-gas emissions, will you protect the environment by promoting a plant-based lifestyle?

Submitted by: Ingrid N. from VA
Sept. 29, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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What will you do to address the disappearing bee and butterfly populations?

There is a lot of evidence that pesticides and GMO's are contributing to their deaths but the issue seems to be ignored and will have drastic consequences on our food supply & environment

Submitted by: Jason L. from CA
Oct. 3, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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How will you keep fossil fuels in the ground to mitigate climate change?

Scientists now say that the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement require keeping most of the world's coal, oil and gas in the ground. How will you make this a priority of your administration?

Submitted by: Matthew G. from CT
Oct. 3, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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Will you properly fund and protect our National Parks and wildlife heritage?

National Park Service and our National Parks have been called "America's Best Idea" - yet they are often underfunded and not properly maintained - with some calling for privatizing public lands.

Submitted by: Marcia H. from CA
Oct. 2, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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Would you support attempts to sell or transfer America's public lands to states?

In 2013-2016, there were 44 pieces of legislation in Congress and bills in 20 states to sell or transfer our national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands to states or private interests.

Submitted by: Clare B. from CO
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
Issue area: Environment
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How will you address the threat of climate change?

The vast majority of scientists agree that climate change is real and it is caused by human activity. How will you bring the USA to the forefront of renewable and sustainable energy?

Submitted by: Eli L. from IL
Oct. 7, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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What is your plan to reduce greenhouse gases emissions?

Climate change is a reality, not something you believe in, it is a fact. The US along with the EU and China are the highest emitters of GHG, the consequences are among us, what's your action plan?

Submitted by: LINDA A. from TX
Oct. 7, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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What is your plan to tackle climate change and the lobbyists who fight the idea?

Climate change is an important issue that is not taken seriously by many lobbyists in Washington. How will you address those lobbyists and special interest groups that fight against climate action?

Submitted by: Leah P. from FL
Sept. 29, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Issue area: Environment
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Should we reduce legal immigration by 90% in order to stabilize U.S. population?

In 1972, the Rockefeller Commission recommended that U.S. population be stabilized. Most long term U.S. population growth is due to immigration, and growth cannot go on forever in a finite country.

Submitted by: James B. from KS
Sept. 28, 2016, 1:05 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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What are your views on global warming and what about it is most important to you

People are saying It is a really big deal but I haven't seen anything about what the candidates plan on doing to stop it.

Submitted by: Maddy M. from WY
Oct. 7, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Issue area: Environment
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If you deny climate change is caused by human activity, present your evidence.

Nearly all climate scientists are convinced human activity is causing climate change. If you think they are wrong, explain how you know more about climate than the scientists who study it.

Submitted by: Dan R. from OR
Oct. 3, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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What will you do to stop mega-mergers between giant agriculture companies?

Consolidation in the seed and chemical sector has given control over seed to just a handful of powerful corporations. This threatens seed diversity and food security.

Submitted by: CFSAction F. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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Will you support animal rights protection in factory farming?

It is a well known fact that factory farming is the most egregiously cruel industry in the world, along with dog and cat meat trade in China and Asia. Animal farming produces 60% of toxic methane.

Submitted by: Don H. from TX
Oct. 3, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Issue area: Environment
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Are you for or against fracking?

As a high school student, the environment is taught in many classes and fracking seems like a huge issue. The state of California is in a drought and fracking will make it worse.

Submitted by: Zach R. from NJ
Sept. 29, 2016, 8:15 a.m.
Issue area: Environment
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What is your stance on GMO labeling and our right to know what's in our food?

Sixty-four countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, require genetically modified foods to be labelled. We do not.

Submitted by: sarah r. from FL
Sept. 27, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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Do you believe climate change is the most important issue facing our species?

The scientific consensus is clear: climate change will lead to global geopolitical and humanitarian conflicts in the coming decades. We have to know that our president has a serious plan to combat it.

Submitted by: Jacob W. from OH
Oct. 6, 2016, 6:56 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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What will you do to develop safe, affordable, and sustainable energy?

Energy use is a human right. Some people waste energy while others struggle to pay for the basics of transportation and shelter. Can America provide people with the clean energy that they need?

Submitted by: Robert M. from FL
Oct. 3, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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Will you ban fracking and do everything possible to support solar & wind energy?

You support fracking et al despite ecosystems, waters, & communities destroyed by 2,000+ incidents since '95. "Safely regulating" the FF industry is a lie. Too much corruption & corporate power. Well?

Submitted by: Michael L. from FL
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:11 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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Please name several scientists who will advise you on climate change..

There is a scientific consensus on climate change worldwide that is not well accepted in some political circles in the USA. The USA is falling behind in science & our credibility is vital.

Submitted by: Michael P. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
Issue area: Environment
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Do you believe in global warming, and what would you do to correct it?

After watching Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth with my 16 yr old son, I realized our generation has done little to relieve our planet of the burden we have put upon it since the industrial revolution,

Submitted by: Rachel T. from CA
Oct. 3, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Issue area: Environment
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How will you stop water pollution from factories and factory farms in the USA?

Factories and factory farms pollute our groundwater and food sources right in the USA. Rules and regulations need to be heavily reinforced. We are polluting right here and it needs to stop.

Submitted by: J S. from MN
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
Issue area: Environment

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