In Final Presidential Debate, Watch Candidates Discuss Climate Change

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This Wednesday marks the final presidential debate before the
November 4 elections, and offers the two candidates a widely viewed forum to
discuss the critical need for climate action now.

The rise in global warming pollution—in the form of carbon
dioxide emissions—is happening faster than expected. Carbon
dioxide emissions increased by 3 percent from 2006 to 2007
, new numbers
considered surprising to many who thought an economic downturn would slow
energy consumption.   

A poll
released by
finds that most supporters of John
McCain and Barack Obama actually agree on how the United States should address the
energy crisis and solve global warming.

The poll of 1,174 Americans shows that 66 percent would
favor the government requiring utilities to use more alternative energy
sources. Of these respondents, 75 percent are Obama supporters, 60 percent are
McCain supporters, and 59 percent are undecided.

Tomorrow’s debate will be watched by millions of
constituents. Our
next president
must address the need to cut emissions by two percent per
year and move to a clean energy and green job economy. 


Published: October 14, 2008

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