Monday, 26 September 2016

Memo to Debate Moderators: You 'Owe It to Future Generations' to Talk About Climate Change

With more than 100 million Americans expected to watch the first presidential debate tonight, there are growing calls to question the candidates ’ stance on climate change .

Lester Holt “owes it to future generations” to talk about climate change this campaign season, wrote John Sutter of CNN. Shawn Otto, chairman of , said climate change is the most urgent science question to ask during the debate. The issue also figured prominently in recent polls by the Washington Post and New York Times regarding questions the readers would like to ask the candidates.

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For a deeper dive:

CNN, John D Sutter column ; Newsweek, Shawn Otto interview ; Grist, Emma Foehringer Merchant column ; Business Insider, Rebecca Harrington analysis ; Columbus Dispatch, Jessica Wehrman analysis ; Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ben Botkin analysis ; Buzzfeed, Dino Grandoni analysis

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