Last weeks GOP debate featured a question about the Republican stance on Climate Change, and it was mainly addressed by Marco Rubio. This Guardian piece explains the context of the question and Rubio’s response. Also, if you are looking to hear him say it, the discussion about the weather comes in the video between the 0:44 and 0:55 timestamps.
First, I thought the most interesting piece of the article was the discussion about how Florida, particularly Miami, is not very high above sea-level. This point expresses the importance of the question. However, due to the very short length of the piece, I think this point could have been discussed more.
The response to the question is also explained later in the article when the author points out the very small number of people who place this issue at the top of their priority list. I was caught off guard by the fact that only 7% of Democrats had it as their top concern, but not surprised by the <1% of Republicans that thought this way.
In terms of the article, do you think it was too short for the topic it covered? Also, was it a bit confusing that the video at the top was all of the debate highlights, rather than just the discussion about climate change? Finally, did the author take a fair and balanced stand point on the coverage of this issue?