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Connections: The Presidential Debates Asked Zero Questions About Climate Change

Nov 1, 2016

The presidential debates included exactly zero questions about climate change. So if the debate panelists won't ask about climate change, we will.

Our panel examines the kinds of questions they would like to have seen addressed -- it's a bipartisan look at the questions that could impact all of us. Our guests:

  • Vas Petrenko, paleo-climatologist with the University of Rochester
  • Karen Berger, lecturer in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Rochester
  • Andrew Light, former senior State Department climate change official who worked on the creation of the historic 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, and professor of philosophy and public policy at George Mason University
  • Thomas Drennen, professor of economics and environmental studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges