When Gov. Romney gave his acceptance speech at the Republican convention he quipped that President Obama wants to slow the rise of the oceans and that he, by contrast, wanted to help American families. It would be interesting to see if Romney would care to repeat this line today.
President Obama's failure to speak out repeatedly on the urgency of climate action is his biggest communications mistake. If our leaders don't talk about an issue, it generally won't become sufficiently salient for either the media or the public.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have answered 14 Top American Science Questions put to them by ScienceDebate.org. The candidates' answers provide valuable insight into their positions on issues that, while among the most important facing the country, usually get short shrift on the campaign trail.
This attack is shameful because global warming is the gravest preventable threat to our children's health and well-being -- and because Romney said it in Tampa, which is among the U.S. cities most threatened by global warming and sea level rise.
Are they owned by the oil companies, or are they willing to break from some of the GOP's largest campaign donors? Do they agree with 98 percent of scientists, or are facts mere inconveniences to be pushed aside for ideology and ambition?