Today an interfaith coalition will hold a "Pray-In for the Climate" in front of the White House. The day is powerful in its symbolism as the 15th is the date of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, real birthday.
The linkage between climate change and this Frankenstorm isn't as straightforward as, say, a heat wave. There are several ways that climate change factors in, in large part because this crazy storm itself is so multi-faceted.
By refusing to address climate consequences, both candidates reinforce the idea that we either focus on economic growth or we focus on the environment. In fact, the truth is the two are inextricable intertwined and we cannot address one without addressing the other.
Two presidential debates and a VP debate have come and gone, with no mention of climate change. Instead, there have been some exchanges about energy policy, about whether enough public land has been drilled, and who was more of a "coal man."