Getting Climate Into The Presidential Debates

The first of three debates between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is Tuesday, and some activists and lawmakers want a guarantee that, unlike 2016, climate change will be on the agenda. Four years ago, presidential debate moderators didn’t ask a single question about climate change. On Wednesday, a group of senators led by Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts, called on the commission to ensure that moderators ask about climate change on Tuesday and in every debate after that. You can read the full letter here.

By Lisa Friedman, New York Times, Climate Fwd: September 23, 2020.

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