ScienceDebate2008 has come up with 14 questions they would like to see answered by the US presidential candidates
. This group has been pushing for a science policy-focused debate among presidential candidates. That debate is looking more and more unlikely, but in an effort to keep some of the election focus on science, this group is now urging the candidates to answer a set of questions on science policy (abbreviated below - go read the questions in full at the ScienceDebate2008 site
1. What policies will you support to ensure that America remains the world leader in innovation?
2. What is your position on the following measures that have been proposed to address global climate change—a cap-and-trade system, a carbon tax, increased fuel-economy standards, or research?
3. What policies would you support to meet demand for energy while ensuring an economically and environmentally sustainable future?
4. What role do you think the federal government should play in preparing K-12 students for the science and technology driven 21st Century?
5. What is your view of how science and technology can best be used to ensure national security and where should we put our focus?
6. In an era of constant and rapid international travel, what steps should the United States take to protect our population from global pandemics or deliberate biological attacks?