Does Climate Make Good Political TV?

By [email protected] We’ve gone from drought to flood. People who care about climate change have spent the last three presidential election cycles begging television news outlets to cover the issue. But the more pressure mounted, the more coverage lagged.

Across all three debates between Clinton and Trump in 2016, environmental issues got just under five and a half minutes of airtime. In all of 2016, the major networks talked about climate for just 50 minutes combined.

And then suddenly in September, we got CNN’s town hall, a seven-hour extravaganza that actually allowed candidates some time to tease out the nuances of their plans.


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