28 Sep '12, 7am

Two Ways to Break Romney & Obama's Silence on Climate Change

Two Ways to Break Romney & Obama's Silence on Climate Change

We've entered the final stages of election season, and the presidential campaigns are in high gear — they're unleashing all the hand-shaking, stump-speechifying, and attack ad-ing a poor voter can take. And though Barack Obama has broken into a clear lead in most polls , the media is still squeezing every last drop of sensationalism out of the proceedings, as they will till the end. Every notable utterance, reaction, or gesture makes the cycle; which makes it doubly depressing that neither Obama nor Romney are talking about climate change. Despite campaigning to the backdrop of one of the hottest summers on record , replete with wildfires, epic drought, wild weather events (remember the derecho?), and an Arctic that melted to record lows , the would-be presidents are both mum on climate. Climate Silence /via Sure, Obama told some college kids that fighting global warming i...

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