Climate change takes back seat on campaign trail
Jobs, economy main focus for Obama, Romney
It’s been a summer of discontent, with much of the country broiling under a heat wave like few before. Out West, parched wildlands burn. In the Midwest, farmers are sweating out another year of drought and wilted crops. Many scientists and environmentalists are sure of what’s at least partly to blame: global warming. But climate change is hardly causing a stir in presidential politics, as both President Obama and Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, fixate on jobs and the economy.