If Al Gore indeed does more about clumate change than you do, and none of his fear mongering came to fruition, you really think it's time to double down on his end-of-the-world alarms? Don't forget, that's the same fear mongering that made him rich.
These debates aren’t useful. It’s like when Bill Nye tried to debate the creationist dude. If the other side doesn’t ground their belief in evidence to begin with, no amount of reasoning can actually help you improve your position. Their axioms aren’t reason based to begin with.
Al Gore was all about evidence too. Yet we are still around ... The evidence proclaiming anyone disagreeing a heretic? The evidence that requires books to be re-written or burned out of existence? Nah thanks. Call me stereotypical, but it sounds more like a cult.
Yeah I think the evidence is clear that there’s increasing carbon in the atmosphere due to human activity. What I don’t think anyone really has a solid grasp on our what the consequences of this are. Planetary climate is too complex for us to understand the causal impact of our actions. I mean we should proceed with caution but is entirely possible to shoot ourselves in the foot trying to solve a problem that it’s not as serious as we thought
Honestly and entire hour long debate just on climate change is overkill. Everyone but extreme idiots in the GOP (I’m sure many republicans aren’t scientifically illiterate) knows climate change is a real deal. How about 5 minutes each candidate, and make it entirely about how to use new energy production to help not just with climate change but frame it as a new job creator. Then another 5 minute follow up about how climate change will be the biggest risk to national security if we don’t get in front of it. Think of Syrian level mass refugee migration into our precious southern border and every other developed first world country.
Hmmm...actually maybe we do need a full hour on it. It’s pretty important.
I mean sure to come up, the fact is there’s not going to be a dedicated debate to it. So all else being equal what we learned today is that we less focus on it not more. That’s why I think your interpretation is somewhat wishful thinking
It’s possible that they’re perceiving that Americans feel that it’s less important than other issues. Americans in generally have always held it at a lesser priority than the rest of the world I think.
My hope is that they keep the theme constant across all debates. Because it is perhaps the core issue that’s most pressings for our generation. And maybe smaller, but regular, doses is the best way to make the issue more important to public.
But hell...ever since Trump, I’m out of the prediction business.