Will climate-change plan work?
In the first presidential debate ("Showdown," Tuesday), Hillary Clinton showed she was prepared to lead strongly on college education, affordable day care, equal pay, criminal justice reform, and the threat of nuclear weapons. Donald Trump had no good ideas on these key issues, focusing on an isolationist platform on trade and questioning NATO and other alliances.
But neither candidate spent much time on the grave threat of climate change.
Clinton did note her plan for 10 million new jobs, many in solar and wind energy, but she did not elaborate. Trump has called climate change a hoax of the Chinese, to steal our jobs - one more conspiracy. The public needs to know how Clinton's program would work.
We also need to get more information out. For example, the United States has just agreed to work out a new agreement with more than 100 countries to reduce hydrofluorocarbons used in refrigeration. HFCs do more to heat up the Earth, by volume, than the main greenhouse gas we hear about, carbon dioxide.
The technology is there, and Clinton needs to endorse this agreement.