The first time the debates have been silent on climate since 1988.
Over at Joe Romm’s paid for propaganda arm of the Center for American Progress they recently wrote:
Well, apparently it is possible… when it is Third rail politics.
Bill McKibben was so sure going in too…
[UPDATE: Bill McKibben emailed me to say he was in SFO when he made that tweet so it was PST, not EST where he normally tweets from. So it was going out of the debate and he was being ironic – Anthony]
This is the first time the presidential debates have been silent on climate since 1988, and is now hashtagged as #climateofftheradarwegotbiggerproblems
You can thank NASA’s James Hansen for making it an issue in 1988 (thanks to some Senate hearing room stagecraft in June of that year). He had a good run, now he needs to let it go, because nobody cares anymore and the leaders don’t want to ride the lightning.