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Primary Questions (Risks of Climate Change) #886966

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 11, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Results of a CBS News/"New York Times" poll on global warming cited. A different perspective on the presidential election campaign with a series entitled "Primary Questions: Character, Leadership and the Candidates" introduced. The response of the candidates to the question: do you think the risks of climate change are overhyped‡ [John EDWARDS – says it is being underhyped and he would make polluters pay.] [Fred THOMPSON – says there are a lot of unanswered questions.] [Senator Hillary CLINTON – says it is not overhyped and she would emphasize energy efficiency.] [Mike HUCKABEE – says he doesn’t know; states Republicans have made a mistake by not being in the forefront of conservation.] [Senator Barack OBAMA – says the risks are serious and calls for reducing greenhouse gases.] [Mitt ROMNEY – says the risks are real and he would develop sources of energy to free us from foreign oil.] [New Mexico Governor Bill RICHARDSON – says the risks are underblown and offers 3 options.] [Rudolph GIULIANI – says there is global warming and the best answer is energy independence.] [Senator Joe BIDEN – notes former Vice President Al Gore has brought this to the forefront.] [Senator John McCAIN – says it is real and calls for adopting green technologies.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Tomorrow's question previewed.

Couric, Katie

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