as many before, nobody’s connecting
like 2012 debates once more
& over again – no one’s talking
deny the thing
not til knocking down own front door
everybody from everywhere wants up
nobody from anywhere sees whats up
coasting up, ma telling it loud & clear
esp tomorrow here in central florida
last night not a soul mentions her
not mike, not tim, not moderator-self
nowhere even on google this morn
. . . what-the-hell?
well, one observer did once ask it too . . .
Climate change got 82 seconds in the presidential debate
By Emma Foehringer Merchant on Sep 27, 2016
One minute and 22 seconds were spent on climate change and other environmental issues in Monday’s presidential debate — and that was pretty much all Hillary Clinton talking. (Surprise, surprise.) How does that compare to debates in past years? We ran the numbers on the past five election cycles to find out.
The high point for attention to green issues came in 2000, when Al Gore and George W. Bush spent just over 14 minutes talking about the environment over the course of three debates. The low point came in 2012, when climate change and other environmental issues got no time at all during the presidential debates. Some years, climate change came up during the vice presidential debates as well.
2016 so far: 1 minute, 22 seconds in one presidential debate. A split-second in the vice presidential debate.
2012: 0 minutes.
2008: 5 minutes, 18 seconds in two presidential debates. An additional 5 minutes, 48 seconds in a vice presidential debate.
2004: 5 minutes, 14 seconds in a single presidential debate.
2000: 14 minutes, 3 seconds in three presidential debates. 5 minutes, 21 seconds in a vice presidential debate. ( Al Gore – GW Bush )
In total, over the five election seasons we looked at, climate change and the environment got 37 minutes and 6 seconds on the prime-time stage during the presidential and vice presidential debates. That’s out of more than 1,500 minutes of debate. Not an impressive showing.