Only 10 of 170 questions at the first Democratic primary debates were about the climate crisis, making it obvious we need a climate debate
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Melissa Joskow / Media Matters

The climate crisis got short shrift during both nights of the first Democratic primary debates in Miami on June 26 and 27, showing why activists continue to demand a debate dedicated entirely to the issue of climate change.

The moderators asked a total of 170 questions over the course of the two nights, but just 10 were focused on climate change, or less than 6% -- five questions each night.

The percentage of climate questions increased slightly compared to the...

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