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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26-50 of 5119 signatures
Number Date Name Location What else would you like to ...
5094 5 months ago Ruth Battaglia Fond du Lac, WI
5093 5 months ago Anonymous Sandwich, MA
5092 5 months ago Edwina White Sacramento, CA
5091 5 months ago Amanda Peppercorn Concord, MA Climate change is the existential threat of our generation and should be a key issue for each of the presidential debates, addressed in a comprehensive way focused on plans and solutions.
5090 5 months ago Debbie Earley Felton, DE
5089 5 months ago Sue Felshin CONCORD, MA Add the option to mute debate participants. Mute the opponent during the speaker's initial 2 minutes, then mute the speaker and give the opponent a minute to answer, and then unmute them both for so...
5088 5 months ago Dan Scholten c, MA
5087 5 months ago Anonymous Concord, MA Better luck this time! Keep control of the debate, please!!!!!
5086 5 months ago Angelika Evans Westwood , MA Zero in on the climate emergency!!
5085 5 months ago Glenn Warner Los Osos, CA
5084 5 months ago LAWENCE DANIELL San Jose, CA
5083 5 months ago Geri Roggiero ot
5082 5 months ago Debbie Earley Felton, DE
5081 5 months ago Sarah Cutler Santa Fe, NM Discussion of Climate change, impact, and the human relationship w resources and the environment is imperative. Bring it to the debate.
5080 5 months ago Rod Stokes Valrico, FL
5079 5 months ago Robert Carson Ashevile, NC
5078 5 months ago Aurora Grabill Framingham, MA
5077 5 months ago Kimberly Wiley Rochester, NY
5076 5 months ago Elizabeth Watts Boynton Beach, FL
5075 5 months ago Alice Polesky San Francisco, CA
5074 5 months ago Joann Koch Lebanon, CT
5073 5 months ago Shirley Jane Coelho Cockeysville, MD
5072 5 months ago Elaine Benjamin Alpine, CA
5071 5 months ago Kathleen Larson Shoreview, MN
5070 5 months ago Viplava Madasu CUPERTINO, CA
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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)