#GOPDebate: Climate Change Makes Fleeting Appearance - Twitter Responds Hilariously
As the pundits argue about who won and lost last night's GOP presidential debate, one clear loser emerged: Climate change.
The Republican hopefuls will likely never really debate the climate crisis, at least not during the primaries. Some wondered if the topic would be discussed at all at the debate. And for a few substance- and science-free moments, it was.
The Twitterati were quick to respond to the GOP candidates' response to the climate issue (or lack thereof). Here are a few of the best.
Soooo....that's 2 hours of #GOPDebate tonight, 0 seconds of discussion of the climate crisis. Ohhkayyy. http://t.co/myiyKME7Pw— Sierra Club (@Sierra Club)1442452063.0
Marco Rubio had some interesting thoughts on climate change... #GOPDebate http://t.co/doRFXhHXfM— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPost Politics)1442458003.0
CNN asked the GOP nominees what their code name would be instead of talking about climate change #GOPDebate— Archit Potharazu (@Archit Potharazu)1442460822.0
#DebateWithBernie #GOPDebate fun things: "Climate change...you mean what happens when the AC in my mansion goes out?" #GOProblems— Kai (@Kai)1442462262.0
Me waiting for the GOP to discuss college affordability, climate change or anything else of importance: #GOPDebate http://t.co/xyppRxud6X— Adam #TurnGeorgiaBlue Smith (@Adam #TurnGeorgiaBlue Smith)1442450273.0
Me listening to these #GOPDebate answers on climate change. http://t.co/783xDMxCwW— Michelle Collins (@Michelle Collins)1442457852.0
So now #GOPClownCar "believes" in climate change but won't do anything about it? Wow. #GOPDebate http://t.co/rMcnhUjyOe— Jackie 🌊🌊🌊 (@Jackie 🌊🌊🌊)1442460363.0
TL;DR — this is the GOP's plan to combat climate change. #GOPDebate http://t.co/c9AGPuPC7z— The Democrats (@The Democrats)1442457940.0
They're talking about climate change. Here' what Reagan really said about environmental issues. #GOPDebate http://t.co/2iNTb46Ip1— Rob Curley (@Rob Curley)1442457853.0
#GOPDebate nothing much on climate change but a lot of hot air in the room anyway.— hanzimanolis (@hanzimanolis)1442460975.0
Jeb! just said #climate! I mean, not at all in relation to climate change, but still. #progress #GOPDebate http://t.co/gtbClJj7n7— Collin Rees #DefundThePolice (@Collin Rees #DefundThePolice)1442451883.0
I miss the days when CNN had snowmen ask questions…they were way better than these clowns. #climate #GOPDebate http://t.co/V6OaCVfkGC— Jamie Henn (@Jamie Henn)1442451468.0
Coincidence? Sea rises as #GOPdebate participants poke fun at #California drought and deny climate change. https://t.co/sEDn0Pvz8L— Kristina Daniel Lawson (@Kristina Daniel Lawson)1442460490.0
3 hours of debate, 3 minutes on climate, 0 ideas about how to tackle one of the world's most serious challenges #GOPDebate— Sierra Club (@Sierra Club)1442459587.0
The GOP presidential candidates when asked about climate change. #GOPdebate #ActOnClimate http://t.co/1F5W5BE7QY— Heather M (@Heather M)1442458635.0