According to a recent poll, more than 60 percent of undecided voters list global warming as one of the most important issues to them, and yet, in the course of debates involving both the presidential and vice presidential candidates, there has been no serious conversation about climate change.
Viewers of the vice presidential debate held in Kentucky last night didn’t have to look very hard to notice a distinct election season pattern: climate change, the most pressing issue facing our planet, was completely ignored.
“President Obama and Gov. Romney’s failure to talk to the American public about climate change during the debate is striking. It is impossible to talk about the economy, healthcare, or the role of government without talking about climate change. Their climate silence continues.” – Erich Pica
“Voters deserve to know where they stand on the most serious threat to our nation. Anyone who is elected to lead the country – or aspires to do so – should realize that true leadership means a willingness to engage difficult issues, not sweep them under the rug.”