The 2012 presidential debate series is set to start next week, with Obama and Romney to intellectually spar on what debate moderators think are the pressing issues of the campaign.
Most of these won’t have anything to do with the environment in any detail, though perhaps a puffball question on climate will make it into one of them and energy policy will certainly be addressed (with a likely focus on that great distraction of energy independence).
To be fair, there are plenty of issues of the table apart from environmental ones. But considering the seriousness of climate change, our energy usage, our utter lack of public transportation infrastructure in the US, and a plethora of equally pressing issues—addressing all of which goes directly towards helping American families, despite what the Romney campaign would like you to believe—it’s a shame that these issues probably won’t be gone into with the diligence, seriousness and detail they deserve.
So, in that spirit, if I was moderating a special presidential debate on environmental issues here’s what I’d start by asking…
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