2016 Presidential Science, Tech, Health, and Environmental Forum

What are the top science, tech, health, and environmental questions the candidates for president should answer?

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1) Declarative statement (1-2 sentences max) describing the situation and context, followed by
2) Question (1 sentence) asking what they will do about it if elected.

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What priority will you give to funding scientific research?
Federally funded research has helped to produce America’s major postwar economies and to ensure our national security, but today the UK, Singapore, China, and Korea are making competitive investments in research. Given that the next Congress will face spending constraints, what priority would you give to investment in research in your upcoming budgets?

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  1. What are the steps that you are willing to take to improve the food security of the nation for generations to come?

    I would like to find out whether they would support increasing the funding for ideas that promote food security. There are many ways albeit controversial such as Genetic Modification and creating seed/crop vaults to secure food during times of crisis (Example Svalsbard, Norway).

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      0 comments  ·  Food & Ag  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • What measures should be taken to solve the public health problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics

      Drug Companies are not developing new antibiotics because it isn't profitable for their business, yet bacterial resistance to antibiotics will create a public health disaster in the future. We need substation federal government funding for research and development of new antibiotics to combat infections and diseases cured by currently existing antibiotics! What would you do about this?

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        0 comments  ·  Medicine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Can we use alternative food and fiber producing methods to create a worldwide peace process

        Peace has always been found with a Breakthrough in expanding the Food and Fiber supply . The Green Revolution was a perfect example .
        Today we are again faced with the phenomenon of population growth outpacing supply . Would you as President promote and create Long term funding priorities that would combine the fields of Alternative Energy and Food and Fiber producing abilities to alter the use of current raw materials that with our current methods of using these materials is exhausting our water and Mineral resources ?
        Technology like www.verticalfarm.com and http://www.new-harvest.org/mark_post_cultured_beef has Huge water saving potential , so…

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        • If we stop burning fossil fuels today, we still have 400ppm & rising. How do you plan to mitigate the legacy carbon levels?

          One idea is soil carbon sequestration using regenerative agricultural practices. This will provide jobs, clean food, healthy soil and carbon sequestration - all in a cost-effective manner.

          5 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Climate Change  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Colombian peace and posconflict

            USA - Colombia International relationships are becoming increased. ¿What are the best course for it now with a new peace stabilization?

            2 votes
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            • What will you do to reform FDA policy to speed cures for 30 million Americans who have incurable disease?

              Secretary Clinton & Mr. Trump have both remained silent with regard to FDA reforms which nearly 400 members of the current Congress back in order to speed the necessary approvals of medical treatments that have been available in Europe, Canada and Japan for a decade or more. As President, what would you do to speed the approval of both the 21st Century Cures and Right to Try Initiatives that most Americans appear to agree with?

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Medicine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Will you support rapid international cooperation in space to develop lunar-solar power to bring cheap electricity to everyone on Earth?

                Dr. David Criswell's detailed PDF at
                http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2009/70070criswell/ndx_criswell.pdf
                describes in detail existing technology could end wars and pollution by bringing microwaved energy most-efficiently collected from solar panels built on the Moon from lunar materials, described in general at http://LunarSolarPower.org

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                • What alternative research is on to compensate for the inability of science to unravel the deeper truths of life?

                  the common Western belief is that science and spirituality are two totally different subjects. But the truth is science is spiritual and spirituality is scientific. Both are interrelated subjects. the difference lies in their approach towards world and life. Science is pure extroversion, whereas spiritual can be both extroverted and introverted. The spiritual pursuit that is commonly believed to be different from science in its approach is because of the emphasis on introverted self inquiry into the various personality layers of the human, both gross and subtler layers. Where science is without answers, spirituality gives new opportunities and clues to…

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                  • Can a sugar tax be viable?

                    Much research has highlighted the detrimental effects of sugar on western society. One film - That Sugar Film - demonstrates and describes the effects brilliantly. Is there any hope of encouraging consumption of healthier foods by introducing a sugar tax and subsidizing the growth of genuinely healthy foods such as seaweed?

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                    • What milestone program would you propose that America lead during your administration?

                      In the 1960's, the president challenged America to land a manned craft on the moon. The result was a focus that spurred innovations and multiple discoveries in a milestone achievement. What milestone event would you propose for America?

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                      • What criminal penalties will you make happen towards animal poaching and atmosphere polution under your administration?

                        Animal poaching, illegal fishing, declining biodiversity, melting ice caps, and carbon pollution are on a non stop rise. Who will stop this vicious cycle end with the new president?

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                        • How would you work to restructure institutions, including Congress, to foster integrated treatment of integrated issues?

                          Our institutions seem ill-equipped in addressing issues that cut across scientific and organizational boundaries, yet that defines today's most significant issues. How would you restructure the national conversation and governmental organization to foster integrated treatment of such issues?

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                          • What are you going to do about the digital divide and universal service? What steps to provide more ISPs to people living in rural areas?

                            https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.hudson.org/files/publications/20160419KuttnerTheEconomicImpactofRuralBroadband.pdf

                            I live in a rural area with 1 ISP and it is hurting my ability to earn a quality education. Internet access is key to success in this competitive job market. Librarys and that are not open past midnight and therefore no access in town or near my home is possible. Considering I am poor already - I cannot imagine the children growing up around here being able to compete with their friends that live in town.

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                            • With the disintegration of the ''family'', to what extent should the ''government'' intervene ''in loco parentis''?

                              The full spectrum of childhood development is in crisis from the care of expectant mothers to adulthood, being most severe from the beginning through infancy to puberty. Fractured families, economic dislocation, basic poverty, loss of support for public education, multi-ethnic and cultural isolation, etc. It really does ''take a village''. How do we make this happen through our collective institutions, led by or at least sanctioned by ''government'' on a priority basis before we become a feral ''Mad Max'' society?

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                              • Why has there been no full tranperancy about the technical details about GMO's? It appears to be information "classifed".

                                There is a dire need to have full disclosure about GMO's impact on the environment and on public health. These corporate companies are making profits on something there is very little REAL scientific research on.

                                3 votes
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                                • Climate Change--Nature or man made?

                                  Gore-Obama/UNO agree with the conclusion of 99% scientists that the rising temperature, melting ice, rising sea levels is due to man-made CO2 and putting 100% effort to reduce CO2--only 1-scientist disagrees and comes up with evidence to prove the cause is Nature--would you listen to that or go with the flow?

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                                      • Will you financially support the research of artificial alternatives for impaired organs and functionalities in the human body?

                                        There are studies taking place that are researching the potential use of artificial prosthetic substitutes for organic functionalities happening in the body that could revolutionize terminal diseases. What is your standing on the subject?

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                                        • US children rank poorly in science and math. How will they improve STEM education in the USA?

                                          In the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) assessment of reading ability, math and science literacy and other key skills among 15-year-olds in dozens of developed and developing countries, the U.S. ranked only 35th out of 64 countries in math and 27th in science. What plans do the candidates have to make US children more competitive?

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