What Does The First Climate Question At A US Debate In 20 Years Reveal?

The long-awaited climate question in last night’s presidential debate broke a 20-year silent streak from moderators on the crisis – thrusting it into prime time but also revealing just how stuck in the past much of the US is on the issue. After more than an hour of chaos as the candidates talked over each other, the Fox News anchor Chris Wallace asked Donald Trump: “What do you believe about the science of climate change and what will you do in the next four years to confront it?” Wallace queried Biden on his climate plans. While many climate advocates were elated that a climate question was asked at all, others were disappointed.

By Emily Holden. The Guardian. September 30, 2020.

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