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 steps will you take in dealing with the threat that current agricultural monocultures pose towards biodiversity?

    The practice of agricultural monoculture is the raising of crops and livestock to make an entire breed or population have individually identical genes. Agricultural Monocultures produce extremely large and easily manageable harvests, but they do so at the cost of drastically reducing the biodiversity within our crops and cattle, which in turn makes the population susceptible to utter annihilation when exposed to diseases and pests. The common practice of protecting these monocultures from these dangers using pesticides is expensive, harmful to the environment, and does not take into account the fact that the diminished levels of biodiversity within the crops…

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      2 comments  ·  Biodiversity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • What will you do to address the Sixth mass extinction?

      Worldwide scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change is 97%, an almost unprecedented level of concurrence. Given this, do you agree that the term "pro life" can extend to the lives of nonhuman species, the extinctions of which are accelerating at an alarming pace?

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        4 comments  ·  Biodiversity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 29 votes
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        • How will you address mass extinction?

          The advent of man has greatly increased species extinction, which has accelerated to an alarming rate due to illegal hunting/fishing/poaching/burning/cutting, climate change, spread of poisons, fracturing of ecosystems, waste, deforestation, habitat destruction, pollution, resource depletion, aquatic deterioration, industrial agriculture, etc., that promises to be the 6th mass extinction in Earth's history, & 1st since the one that extinguished the dinosaurs, pterosaurs, plesiosaurs, ammonites, etc., & is likely to soon include many of our most iconic species, & virtually every animal larger than man within the next few decades, & eventually humans as well. What is your plan to deal with…

          22 votes
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          • What can the US do to promote habitat preservation both here and abroad?

            Biodiversity is best addressed through habitat preservation.

            20 votes
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            • When it comes to true human prosperity what issue is more important to you: known mass ecological deterioration, or economic growth?

              There is a ever growing understanding of our ecological dependence on the vast biodiversity that stitches the fabric of life together for all living organisms on earth. Will the political concern become reality and not a delusional perception pretending game before or after you serve as president? Will our economy sustain our unsustainable earth when the value of the dollar is no greater than the trash rolling down the roads? Or will measures and policies be made to seek a balance between ecology and economy for a greater sustainable earth for all the living who universally crave a world of…

              17 votes
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              • 14 votes
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                • 14 votes
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                  • 14 votes
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                    • 14 votes
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                      • Do you have a heart for our wildlife and stop the unscientific war on them?

                        Human life is important but I believe that protecting our natural resources including wildlife from unethical and cruel harm is also important. We can not have a heart for our people if we continue to destroy our land and precious wildlife. Will you enforce stronger laws to protect our wolves, bears and marine life etc. ???

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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 can you prevent extinction of aquatic biodiversity when water temperatures are rising in seas?

                            With air temperatures rising, water temperatures will to. Knowing that global warming effects are happening, some ecosystems are impacted more greatly at even the slightest bit of temperature increase, such as coral reefs. What can you do to help prevent further bleaching of coral reefs and changes to the aquatic ecosystems?

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                            • Will you take the money from closing WILDLIFE services to manufacture/install solar?

                              Will you take the money from closing USDA Wildlife Services as well as firing a lot of folks with conflict of interest)in BLM and USFWS and the Forest Service (who are not fulfilling conserving/preserving/PROTECTING) and put it towards a modern day WPA to manufacture/install solar cells/panels on every building and stop logging/start planting trees instead and stop overfishing and clean the water instead (BANNING traps, snares and driftnets/long line nets) and invest in every local community having a greenhouse/garden that the community plants and tends and shares in the harvest? Are you willing to go green like this? (And STOP…

                              10 votes
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                              • Solution to biodiversity: NOto GMO, mother nature is #1priority, NO to large/greedy companies' lies, natural ways2control human population

                                - We must put the mother nature first; nothing harmful to nature should be allowed; the influence of the large corporations (oil/energy, pharmaceutical, agricultural and the banking corporations) should be eliminated (very hard to do). We should/must do our best to preserve the beautiful mother nature; everybody should be educated on this.
                                - Human population can be controlled naturally.
                                - Mono-cultures are not the biggest threat to the biodiversity; we may continue to grow mono-cultures (not recommended) as long as mother nature is preserved/healthy; today, unfortunately thanks to the large/greedy corporations such as oil/energy companies, agriculture companies such as Monsanto,…

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                                • 8 votes
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                                  • Does my poem provoke empathy outside your main focus of humanitarian surrounded concerns?

                                    Nature's Keeper

                                    I am the hurricane
                                    Wind so strong humanity can't tame

                                    I am the earthquake
                                    Trembling so deep all life will know my fury and shake

                                    I am the sun and the stars
                                    For a moment a glance of awe and wonderment frees mans' mind from it's bars

                                    I am the eco-terror that rests in your imagination
                                    Ready to strike with no hesitation

                                    I am death
                                    Waiting to take your last selfish breath

                                    I can give you life and take it away Culture whispers comforting delusions to mans greedy dismay

                                    I am the earth all around you
                                    Used in…

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                                    • Species Conservation

                                      What is the Politically Correct number of species you will allow Asia especially China, to eat into extinction and collect into extinction before you actually attempt to stop them?

                                      The point being how little straight facts effect political policy when it’s not P.C. to talk about.

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                                      • DOVETAIL genetic engineering, &/or MORE 'tolerant' species/'other' into distressed nature regions, seas, species,etc. to help bolster natur

                                        TRYING to suggest SOMETHING CAN do w/out too much stress, POLITICO capital expanded thou ENOUGH will stir the pot NO MATTER WHAT for own (non) 'reasons'. EXAMPLE. Oceans. Genetic engineering &/or combo of MORE 'tolerant' species or aspects of said into DISTRESSED regions, species,etc. MAYBE I am copping out here but NOT sure even if do all the right things IF can do it 'in time' AND HOW far positive affects occur and how far THAT goes....

                                        MAY start some stuff has OWN bad affects. I DONT know ''that' for sure. TRYING to suggest something can do NOW w/technology have…

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