I Want To Know

October 10, 2008

I stayed up well beyond my bed-time on Tuesday evening to watch the Presidential debate.

Most of the time I spend shouting at the screen, but this question from Ingrid Jackson made me actually stand up and kiss the TV. This is why;

  1. It was the right question. There was no arguing about whether climate change is real, the question implied it as a given.
  2. Both candidates proceeded to argue who had been better on renewables.
  3. Ingrid is a young, black woman – not your usual liberal, organic-eating, NY Times reading, white, middle class Yuppie usually associated with ‘caring about the environment’.
  4. She stressed the potential for fast action – if we can do it on the economic crisis, why not the climate crisis?

Here’s the video.


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