The media covered Joe Biden’s grin twice as much as they talked about climate change this horse-race election season.

That’s what Media Matters found in a new report:

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Climate change was almost entirely absent from the political discourse this election season, receiving less than an hour of TV coverage over three months from the major cable and broadcast networks excluding MSNBC. By contrast, those outlets devoted nearly twice as much coverage to Vice President Joe Biden’s demeanor during his debate with Rep. Paul Ryan.

Ha ha, “demeanor.” I’m pretty sure Paul Ryan’s temperature rose at least 2 degrees F during that debate.

Media Matters focuses on climate silence in this short video featuring beloved science guy Bill Nye, who always makes me smile at least, especially when he gets all righteously indignant about science and the press.

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