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Campaign 2020: ‘Horrifying.’ CBS Debate Under Fire For Ignoring Climate

“CBS News moderators ignored climate change in the final presidential debate before the South Carolina and Super Tuesday primaries, when one-third of delegates are at stake.

The candidates offered occasional views on the issue, but there was never a substantive climate discussion during the two-hour debate in Charleston, where sea-level rise is already fueling floods and making it one of the country's riskiest home markets.

It wasn't the first time the issue had been passed over. A debate in October had no questions about climate change. But the omission last night especially outraged activists and some experts because it's so close to voting and because the Democratic National Committee last year quashed a push for a dedicated climate debate.”

Adam Aton reports for ClimateWire February 26, 2020.