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17 Funniest Tweets on GOP Debate Failing to Even Mention Climate Change
If you were holding your breath last night waiting for one of the 10 GOP presidential candidates to mention climate change at the first debate in Cleveland, Ohio, then you either passed out or felt very light headed.
“With 2015 on track to be one of the hottest years on record, and an increasing number of countries set to reaffirm commitments to confronting climate change in December, Fox News dropped the ball tonight on climate change,” said Brant Olson, campaign director of ClimateTruth.org.
“As business, religious and political leaders around the world recognize climate change as one of the greatest threats to our economy and collective security, Fox News didn’t even bother to ask our presidential hopefuls to weigh in. It’s crucial that the American people understand where these candidates stand on climate change. We hope to see CNN correct Fox News’ mistake at the next debate on September 16.”
Olson was far from the only one to notice the absence of climate change during last night's debate. Here's what other people had to say via Twitter:
Will climate change be addressed or will they "deny" it airtime like they "deny" its existence. #GOPDebate — Environmental Action (@EnviroAction) August 7, 2015
What's the over-under on Climate Change coming up in a #GOPDebate before the wildfires take out my house?
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) August 7, 2015
— Michael Brune (@bruneski) August 7, 2015
Great to hear about critical topics like extreme inequality, poverty, climate change, racial justice at the #GOPDebate ... oh wait...
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) August 7, 2015
Hey Huckabee, you're not allowed to talk about science related to abortion when you don't believe in climate change. #GOPDebate
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) August 7, 2015
— Bryan Howl (@BHowl_) August 7, 2015
— Jane Fleming Kleeb (@janekleeb) August 7, 2015
— Sean Simpson (@seansimpson01) August 7, 2015
— Sarah Doiron (@SarahDoiron31) August 7, 2015
Did I miss all the climate change questions? #GOPDebate
— Chef John (@foodwishes) August 7, 2015
I filled 15/25 of my bingo spaces tonight. I'm surprised I didn't get "Cruz denies climate change." #GOPDebate
— Walker Cook (@wtc1998) August 7, 2015
— Adrianna DeGazon (@AdriannaEph2016) August 7, 2015
— Lolly Walsh (@LollyOhMy) August 7, 2015
If I had a time machine, I'd fast forward 100 years and show people a presidential debate that didn't mention climate change. #GOPDebate
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) August 7, 2015
So uh, climate change, eh guys? #GOPDebate pic.twitter.com/VNkJJiOQGJ — Kristin M. Coppens (@KristinMCoppens) August 7, 2015
And God (or Koch?) forbid the candidates even mention the number one most serious issue facing the world today, climate change. #GOPDebate
— Sean Munger (@Sean_Munger) August 7, 2015
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 7, 2015
Bummed that we didn't get to watch a single candidate flounder over climate change #GOPDebate
— Maddie Stone (@themadstone) August 7, 2015
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