While sitting on a panel about bias in the media, Dan Rather called out the contrived format of the presidential debates, saying, “First of all, these aren’t debates. They are a ‘something,’ but they aren’t debates.”

We feel ya, Dan. Which is why we sought out the meatiest environmental questions that talented Grist actors the average Joe Six-Pack is looking to the next president to answer. Check out our video series riffing on the environmental soundbites fed to us each debate: Debated Breath: In video series, Grist tries to stump the candidates with tough climate questions.

Debated Breath Video Series

Your funny bone will find them delicious!

After you’re done watching, vlog a response or question for the candidates on Grist’s YouTube channel: YouTube.com/GristTV.