The hour-long program will feature each candidate in a location of their choice to illustrate climate change’s impact. This is the first foray into politics for the Weather Channel. Previous climate change reporting by The Weather Channel has included specials in Alaska and Louisiana.
On the Democratic side, viewers will hear from Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Senator Cory Booker. Republican presidential candidates former Congressman Joe Walsh, former Governor Bill Weld and former Governor Mark Sanford are also featured in the program. President Trump declined the invitation. Joe Biden will also not be interviewed, citing scheduling problems.
Candidates will talk about climate change impacts including economic security, jobs, national security, weather and terrain. Dr. Knabb said of the planned special, “It gets the conversation going in a big way. The public is going to learn a lot from this.”
2020: The Race To Save The Planet will air at 8pm ET. Dr. Rick Knabb and Meterologist Stephanie Abrams will conduct the candidate interviews.
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