Second, in my review to this time of the tape I made, the most striking excerpt for characterizing the contest between the two candidates. The debaters are asked about development in ANWR. The statement of the Republican position starts with the oil reserves are there in the ANWR, so they should be harvested. The statement of the Democratic position is more nuanced, emphasizing the value of the ANWR as a wildlife refuge, the value to our children, etc. It seems to me that in this debate, as in other venues, the hard core climate positions are not ignored, but that a candidate for state or national office is forced to take many other additional things into consideration -- for example, jobs, national debt, etc. Climate people are probably correct to say that dealing with climate change must be given first priority, but that is not an easy sell in a society as distracted as ours is. Note that the audio on this video is mediocre and will be replaced soon by audio from my audio recorder on the stage. I am waiting to find out if I can get the direct audio from the sound system.