Science Debate has sent the following 20 questions to President Trump and Vice President Biden. We will share their responses here.
2020 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
YOU AND SCIENCE: What aspect of science has most affected you and your family?
PANDEMICS: Has Covid-19 changed how you think about disease preparedness and if so how?
CLIMATE CHANGE: Do you have plans to address climate change here and abroad?
BIODIVERSITY: What are your views on protecting biological diversity?
OCEANS: What would be your approach to ocean policy?
PUBLIC HEALTH: What role should the Federal government play in public health?
PHARMACEUTICALS: How do you encourage R&D of vital drugs while regulating price and safety?
WATER: How can we ensure that all citizens have access to clean, safe water?
FOOD: What can be done to ensure long-term food security in the United States?
MENTAL HEALTH: What are your plans for mental health education, research, and treatment?
EDUCATION: How important is it to support STEM in public education?
INNOVATION: How can government stimulate economic growth through science and technology?
DIVERSITY: Do you think it is important to recruit more women and minorities into STEM fields?
ENERGY: What energy sources will you prioritize or discourage?
SPACE: What are your plans regarding space exploration and related programs?
THE INTERNET: How can we protect our democratic processes and individual rights to privacy?
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: How do we find a balance between open access and patents?
RESEARCH FUNDING: What are your research funding priorities?
GOVERNMENT SCIENTISTS: Will you recruit more scientists, and if so, will their roles be expanded?
FREEDOM OF SCIENCE: Will you make sure that science and scientists are not silenced?
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