The Madeleine Brand Show for July 24, 2012

Where has global warming gone? A look at how the presidential campaigns are tackling the issue

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President Obama and Mitt Romney in Ohio. Both presidential campaigns have avoided discussing global warming during the current campaign.

California isn't the only place where farmers are worried about water. Much of the nation is in the midst of a severe drought.

There's no end to the drought in sight with higher than normal temperatures expected in the months to come, according to the latest forecasts.

But lately politicans have hardly been talking about climate change. We take a look at the role global warming is playing in the presidential campaign, and how things have changed since the 2008 election.


Coral Davenport, energy and environment correspondent for National Journal.

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