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 5121 signatures
Number Date Name Location What else would you like to ...
5096 2.2 years ago K F Salem , OR
5095 2.2 years ago K F Salem , OR
5094 2.2 years ago Ruth Battaglia Fond du Lac, WI
5093 2.2 years ago Anonymous Boston, MA
5092 2.2 years ago Edwina White Sacramento, CA
5091 2.2 years 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 2.2 years ago Debbie Earley Felton, DE
5089 2.2 years 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 2.2 years ago Dan Scholten c, MA
5087 2.2 years ago Anonymous Concord, MA Better luck this time! Keep control of the debate, please!!!!!
5086 2.2 years ago Angelika Evans Westwood , MA Zero in on the climate emergency!!
5085 2.2 years ago Glenn Warner Los Osos, CA
5084 2.2 years ago LAWENCE DANIELL San Jose, CA
5083 2.2 years ago Geri Roggiero ot
5082 2.2 years ago Debbie Earley Felton, DE
5081 2.2 years 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 2.2 years ago Rod Stokes Valrico, FL
5079 2.2 years ago Robert Carson Asheville, NC
5078 2.2 years ago Aurora Grabill Framingham, MA
5077 2.2 years ago Kimberly Wiley Rochester, NY
5076 2.2 years ago Elizabeth Watts Boynton Beach, FL
5075 2.2 years ago Alice Polesky San Francisco, CA
5074 2.2 years ago Joann Koch Lebanon, CT
5073 2.2 years ago Shirley Coelho Hunt Valley, MD
5072 2.2 years ago Elaine Benjamin Alpine, 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)