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 5121 signatures
Number Date Name Location What else would you like to ...
5121 3 months ago Chrisanthos Vlasiadis Port Jefferson Station, NY
5120 3 months ago Jemma Wygodny Chicago, IL
5119 10 months ago Anonymous Madison, WI
5118 12 months ago Perri Sussman New York , NY
5117 1 year ago Stephanie Meacham Marysville, MI
5116 1 year ago John Ballo Bensenville, IL
5115 1 year 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 1 year ago Anonymous Milton, MA
5113 1 year ago Patricia Bocanegra Natalia , TX
5112 1 year ago Patricia Bocanegra Natalia , TX
5111 1 year ago Patrick Maloney Chicago, IL
5110 1 year ago P A Poole Winfield, IL
5109 1 year ago Katherine Kaufman Wichita, KS
5108 1 year 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 1 year ago Caroline Ailanthus Newark, MD
5106 1 year ago Art Levin Pawtucket, RI
5105 1 year ago rita zielinski Pine Plains, NY
5104 1 year ago Erica Brinker Randolph, NJ
5103 1 year 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 1 year ago LAWENCE DANIELL San Jose, CA
5101 1 year 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 1 year ago Allison Fleck Castine, ME
5099 1 year ago Denise Romesburg Phoenix, AZ
5098 1 year ago Laura Cox Austin, TX
5097 1 year ago Teresa Brooks NEW YORK, NY
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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)