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Debate watch


An alternative timeline of what the Clinton-Trump debates could have been.

During the third and final presidential debate, Vox’s Brad Plumer gave us a taste of the lively and substantive exchange on energy and climate that never happened. A few of us wistful for debates that were anchored in reality — and not stuck on whether climate change is a hoax or not — joined in.

Instead, we were lucky even to hear climate change name-dropped once during the debates. Which it was. Wednesday night, Clinton only managed to work in, “I want us to have … new jobs and clean energy not only to fight climate change, which is a serious problem.”

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