Two top stories in EcoWatch news, Wednesday, August 16, suggest issues that should be raised with the candidates in the September and October presidential debates
NASA : JULY 2016 WAS EARTH’S HOTTEST MONTH IN RECORDED HISTORY
Climate Nexus/EcoWatch, Climate, Aug. 16
CLINTON’S SALAZAR PICK
UNDERMINES HER CLIMATE PROMISES PUTTING FRACKING INDUSTRY BEFORE PEOPLE
Molly Dorozenski/ EcoWatch,
Climate, Aug. 16
Elsewhere, Clinton has claimed that the United States should be a leader in taking on climate change and moving to 100 percent clean energy by 2030. Why then choose Ken Salazar, former Secretary of the Interior, to lead her transition team? Salazar’s track record shows that he is clearly siding with the fossil fuel interests: pro-fracking, pro-TPP, and pro-Keystone pipeline. Is this the way, Madame Secretary, to demonstrate your commitment to the climate change movement, to court a more progressive base, to win against Donald Trump?