Fox News: bat one-for-three on climate

over 2 years ago

On Wednesday night in Las Vegas, the presidential candidates will face off one last time in a debate moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News. The nation is zero-for two on discussion of climate change at the last two debates, which is why the ecoright is making a final push for our most burning and revealing question.

Can free enterprise solve climate change?

On the heels of Hurricane Matthew, the 13th billion-plus dollar storm to hit the U.S. this year, it's clear the effects of a changing climate —for example, warming ocean waters, sea level rise, etc.— impact the intensity of storms and the destruction left in their wake. This devastation comes at a heavy price tag.

America stands at a crossroads. We can continue to foot the bill for natural disasters. We can continue to grieve when life and its most precious sentiments are lost. We can stick with the status quo, a regulatory and subsidy-laden quagmire. Or we can take bold action by putting a price on carbon, using revenue to offset regressive tax provisions currently on the books, assessing the fee at the border to compel our trading partners to act, and unleash the innovators to find new and creative ways to reduce our carbon footprint. America can hide behind seawalls and pray for the best when storms, forest fires and droughts ravage our lands or stand tall and lead the world toward a low-carbon future.

Can the next president lead the way? Fox News, it's up to you to ask the right question to get us a complete answer not built on hyperbole or extremism but facts, economics and solutions.