In my introduction to Grist’s presidential forum on climate, I mentioned a statistic that came to me from Gene Karpinski of the League of Conservation Voters: as of mid-November, Tim Russert of Meet the Press had interviewed presidential candidates 16 times, asking nearly 300 questions, and had not mentioned "climate change" or "global warming" a single time.

LCV has continued to pursue the issue, and today they’re launching a new site: "What are they waiting for?" It broadens the critique from Russert to all the Sunday political chat show hosts, noting that they have asked a cumulative 2,275 questions this year, and only three mentioned global warming.

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It’s the single most important issue the next president will face, but the D.C. Village just can’t be bothered about it. Instead, they prefer to ask about stuff like this:

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If you’re so inclined, you can sign the petition to ask the hosts to address the issue.