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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A) Be sure to vote on existing questions.
B) Address your question to the candidates and ask about their policy positions. Don’t ask rhetorical questions. Ask your question in summary form (your “headline” question), then a new window will open up, where you should:
C) Provide more detail in a 2-part format:
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.

FOLLOW THIS EXAMPLE FROM 2012:
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?

A top science question the candidates for president should answer is:

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  1. With our huge trade deficit, Would you support finishing the metric conversion?

    When our country was founded, we had been using a legacy monetary system and legacy weights and measures. One shilling = 12 pennies. Now we use a decimal system of one dollar = 100 cents. Today we still use one foot = 12 inches. We have not changed to the simple metric system where one meter = 100 centimeters.

    We need to change to the metric system so we are in tune with the rest of the world.

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      4 comments  ·  Metric Conversion  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Is it time for the USA to go metric in 10 or 30 years?

        With MOST of the world metric, it is time for us to move soon.

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        • Do you agree that metrication will benefit our society and improve our international standing?

          The United States in only one of three countries globally that has not adopted the metric system. Embracing these standards that are already in use within our scientific and military communities should be a top priority. It will improve our competitiveness and break down another barrier that we have with the rest of the world.

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          • Would you take steps to guide the US in joining the rest of the world by adopting the metric system?

            What is your schedule and strategy for joining the rest of the world by adopting the metric system?

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