With articles like this, it's a sure bet it will. Newsweek magazine led the pack with global-warming alarmism. Time comes in a close second. They don't seem to get that people…don't…care… And repeating the same half-truths gets wearisome to its readers. From Nobody Mentions Climate Change. But Somebody Did Something About It.:
I constantly whine about the Beltway media, and I believe global warming is the most important issue facing humanity. So I was infuriated but not surprised to hear Candy Crowley explain after the last debate that she considered a question for “you climate change people,” but ditched it because “we knew the economy was still the main thing.” Actually, the technical term for people affected by climate change is “people.”
It’s already an economic issue—drought is overwhelming the middle of the country—and, memo to Bob Scheiffer, it’s a foreign policy issue, too. But unless Schlieffer asks about it tonight in Boca, this will probably be the first election since 1984 that climate change doesn’t come up in a debate, and the candidates certainly haven’t been raising the issue themselves.
“Climate Silence” has become a meme in recent months, alongside photos of President Obama and Mitt Romney with duct tape over their mouths. Activists held a Climate Silence rally last week in ankle-deep water at a Whole Foods just a few blocks from my home in Miami Beach, where rising sea levels are forcing salt water from Biscayne Bay into our streets at high tide. It’s certainly annoying to hear the candidates argue about who would burn more coal in Ohio and Virginia, and who would be more friendly to oil and gas drilling on public lands. In 2008, Obama talked a lot about climate change on the campaign trail; I remember him warning in New Hampshire that global warming could wipe out the ski industry. John McCain talked about the issue, too. It’s bizarre that after four more years of record-breaking temperatures, not to mention (because the candidates don’t) the BP spill and the Massey mine disaster, Obama and Romney are bragging about their friendliness to fossil fuels.