Climate change is so much on a back burner in the 2012 election race that it's almost never mentioned.
So perhaps it's unsurprising that one of the few times Obama has been pressed on the issue was in an interview with Sway Calloway, an MTV DJ .
Sway asked, "given the urgency of the [climate change] threat, do you feel that we're moving quickly enough on this issue, number one? And number two, Samantha from New Jersey wants to know, what will you do to make it a priority?"
Obama answered at length, and Slate's Will Oremus has helpfully transcribed the response in full (abbreviated version below). The short version of Obama's answer? No, we're not moving quickly enough. But it's not much of a priority, either.