Most important issue of 2018: Climate change or terrorism?
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Most important issue of 2018: Climate change or terrorism?

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It's an election year, and that means politicians across the country will tell us where they stand on the issues and why. Whether it's healthcare, immigration, climate change or gun control, we want Tylters to tell us which issues matter most to them. EPA Chief Scott Pruitt won't acknowledge climate change is real despite scientific consensus, but the rise of terrorism and extremism continues to weigh heavily on the minds of many. Which issue matters most to you?

THE VOTES ARE IN!
#ClimateChangeFirst
69.7%
#FightTerrorFirst
30.3%

Ahead of the 2018 midterms, we want Tylters to tell us where they stand on the most important issues of our time. Whether it's healthcare, immigration, climate change or gun control, we want to know which issues are the most important to you.

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Climate change is an issue we must deal with right away, and with the EPA under the control of climate science-denier Scott Pruitt, things have only gotten worse. Voters should demand their representatives making climate change their number one priority going into the 2018 midterms, because if we don't have a planet to live on, literally nothing else matters.

As James Stavridis argues in Bloomberg, ignoring climate change has a myriad of consequences from drought to rising sea levels to wars as water becomes more scarce.

What makes climate change so pernicious is that while the effects will only become catastrophic far down the road, the only opportunity to fix the problem rests in the present. In other words, waiting “to be sure climate change is real” condemns us to a highly insecure future if we make the wrong bet. 
We need to acknowledge the problem. The vast weight of scientific data supports the view that climate change and global warming are real, with immediate effects that will only grow with time.

America can't afford to ignore reality any longer. Climate change is the most important issue of 2018.

Terrorism has consistently topped the list of most important problems facing the U.S., and it's no surprise. The rise of extremism at home and abroad has driven up fear, and many worry it will only get worse before it gets better. 

Perhaps what's most terrifying is how unpredictable terrorist attacks are. Anyone with a car or a gun can cause immense damage in a short period of time and never have been detected by law enforcement prior to the attack. Whether their Islamic extremists of white male terrorists, policymakers need to pay special attention to how to protect U.S. citizens from terrorism at home and abroad.

Make no mistake, terrorism is the most important issue of 2018.

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