In 100 years what will the history books say were the top 3 challenges this country faced at this point in time? Why those 3?
- Global Warming. We now know how serious the problem of global warming is and we know how fast and aggressively we must act. The question remains, will we have the courage and leadership necessary to effectively slow and hopefully stop the effects of global warming.
- Health Care. We have fallen far behind other industrialized nations in providing our citizens to quality and affordable health care and our citizens are not as healthy as citizens in many other countries. In order to be a great nation, we must improve the health of our citizens.
- Ending the war in Iraq and regaining our reputation in the world. We have to re-emerge as a leader in the world by relying more on our ability to get other countries in the world to work with us on international security, global warming, ending poverty, and world health.
- Assaults on the Constitution, when fear allowed us to disregard the document that made this country so special.
- Global warming a challenge we can still meet but time is running out to get this crisis under control. If we don’t the world will look vastly different for our children and grandchildren.
- Globalization , the challenge of maintaining the American standard of living.
- Global climate change
The impact of global climate change and what actions we take now to reduce carbon emissions will have a major impact on the next century and beyond.
My plan to reduce global carbon emissions is here:
- Technological innovation
Rapid advances in sectors such as nanotechnology and genetic engineering, and the public policy framework around them, are a major challenge that the United States faces in the next 100 years.
- Prevention of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
The Bush administration's approach of threatening and invade countries in an attempt to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction must yield to international cooperation to help prevent weapons of mass destruction from getting into the hands of rogue nation states or terrorists.