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.


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Number Date Name Location What else would you like to ...
5121 1 year ago Chrisanthos Vlasiadis Port Jefferson Station, NY
5120 1 year ago Jemma Wygodny Chicago, IL
5119 1 year ago Anonymous Milwaukee, WI
5118 1 year ago Perri Sussman New York , NY
5117 1 year ago Stephanie Meacham Marysville, MI
5116 1 year ago John Ballo Elmhurst, 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 Nashua, NH
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 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 2 years ago LAWENCE DANIELL San Jose, CA
5101 2 years 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 2 years ago Allison Fleck Castine, ME
5099 2 years ago Denise Romesburg Phoenix, AZ
5098 2 years ago Laura Cox Austin, TX
5097 2 years ago Teresa Brooks NEW YORK, NY
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