Petition to Presidential Debate Moderators About the Climate Crisis: Don't Be Silent Yet Again

Petition to presidential (and vice-presidential) debate moderators Chris Wallace/Fox News, Susan Page/USA Today, Steve Scully/C-SPAN and Kristen Welker/NBC News:

In 2016, not a single question about global warming and the climate crisis was asked by mainstream media moderators in the four general election debates (three presidential and one vice-presidential). The term "climate change" was only uttered a few times, in passing, because Hillary Clinton brought it up.

In 2012, in the four general election debates, moderators asked no questions about climate change – and neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney (nor VP candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan) ever mentioned the issue.

In hours of debates in 2012 and 2016, there were zero questions on the climate crisis from moderators hand-picked by the two major parties.

IN 2020, END YOUR SILENCE ON THIS CRUCIAL ISSUE.

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1-25 of 5119 signatures
Number Date Name Location What else would you like to ...
5119 4 weeks ago Anonymous Madison, WI
5118 3 months ago Perri Sussman New York , NY
5117 3 months ago Stephanie Meacham Marysville, MI
5116 3 months ago John Ballo Bensenville, IL
5115 3 months ago Stephen Dickstein Clermont, FL If there is another debate, keep Trump in line. He acted like a total bully and that's just not acceptable!
5114 3 months ago Anonymous Watertown, MA
5113 4 months ago Patricia Bocanegra Natalia , TX
5112 4 months ago Patricia Bocanegra Natalia , TX
5111 4 months ago Patrick Maloney Chicago, IL
5110 4 months ago P A Poole winfield, IL
5109 4 months ago Katherine Kaufman Wichita, KS
5108 4 months ago Clay Woody Albuquerque, NM It is amazing, with our climate problems about to explode in real seriousness, that the corporate media chooses to ignore the problem. (Out of sight, out of mind, I suppose.) What's equall...
5107 4 months ago Caroline Ailanthus Newark, MD
5106 4 months ago Art Levin Pawtucket, RI
5105 4 months ago Rita Zielinski pine plains, NY
5104 4 months ago Erica Brinker Randolph, NJ
5103 4 months ago Norman Miller Concord, MA Allow time for significant discussion of the importance of combatting climate change in the presidential debates. What would each candidate do to combat climate change?
5102 4 months ago LAWENCE DANIELL San Jose, CA
5101 4 months ago Anonymous Eden Prairie, MN Give each candidate 5 minutes to answer questions while muting the other candidate's microphone. Next, do the vice versa when the other candidate is speaking.
5100 4 months ago Allison Fleck Castine, ME
5099 4 months ago Denise Romesburg Phoenix, AZ
5098 4 months ago Laura Cox Austin, TX
5097 4 months ago Teresa Brooks NEW YORK, NY
5096 4 months ago K F Salem , OR
5095 4 months ago K F Salem , OR
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Background:
>>  FAIR: "The Debates Are Over, and No One Asked About Climate Change” (2016)
>>  Politico: "Climate change still a no-show" (2012)