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Hurricane Sandy Pushing Obama, Romney to Break Climate Silence

Will Hurricane Sandy force climate change to be the decisive issue in the presidential election?

The aftermath from historic storm Sandy continues to unfold and has brought presidential campaigning by the contenders to a halt.

Both President Obama and Republican contender Romney took Monday and Tuesday off from the campaign trail, and Obama has planned to stay off the trail Wednesday as well.

While the candidates haven't spoken to climate change directly since Sandy has made landfall, the storm itself may have already injected itself into the national dialogue--breaking the so-called "climate silence"--whether the campaigns like it or not.

"The presidential candidates decided not to speak about climate change, but climate change has decided to speak to them," writes Mike Tidwell, director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. 

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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Ooooou yea, like we haven't had hurricanes before last week and as if they can do anything about climate change in the first place.

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