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Daniel Swain in WIRED: The Debate Was a Disaster. But Hey, Climate Change Came Up

The good news: The presidential debate addressed global warming. The bad news: Trump dodged it, especially when it came to wildfires. “It was kind of interesting that that was the most watchable part of the entire debate, I think,” says University of California, Los Angeles climate scientist Daniel Swain. “And that seems to be something that other people have noticed, too. It was the part of the debate with the fewest interruptions. I don’t know—maybe that’s because Trump just hadn’t prepared for it at all and didn’t really know what to say.”