The issue is thought to be a winner for McCain as the campaign moves to attract independents and siphon off younger voters from Barack ObamaBarack ObamaLong-running US efforts on the ballot with Colombian peace vote What Trump and Obama have in common Donald Trump will make our economy great again MORE.
McCain is careful in the ad though to make clear that he does not think "high taxes and crippling regulation is the solution."
Here is the transcript:
ANNOUNCER: Our environment in peril,
Oil and food prices out of control,
Climate change wreaks havoc with deadly weather.
One extreme thinks high taxes and crippling regulation is the solution.
Another denies the problem even exists.
There's a better way.
John McCainJohn McCainGOP lawmakers slam secret agreement to help lift Iran bank sanctions Kerry: US 'on the verge' of suspending talks with Russia on Syria Trump, Clinton to headline Al Smith dinner MORE: I believe that climate change is real.
It's not just a greenhouse gas issue.
It's a national security issue.
We have an obligation to future generations to take action and fix it.
I'm John McCain and I approve this message.