Weather Channel to talk environmental justice with 2020 candidates

The Weather Channel will talk with several 2020 candidates about environmental justice as the second part of its “2020: Race to Save the Planet” special.

Conversations with Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharPoll: Biden leads Democratic field nationally after Sanders takes top spot in Iowa poll Biden found leading in Iowa by Monmouth poll Sanders: Releasing list of Supreme Court picks ‘not a bad idea’ MORE (D-Minn), former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergBiden most trusted among Democratic primary voters on foreign relations: poll Biden tops New Hampshire poll as Warren loses ground Poll: Biden leads Democratic field nationally after Sanders takes top spot in Iowa poll MORE and businessmen Andrew YangAndrew YangPoll: Biden leads Democratic field nationally after Sanders takes top spot in Iowa poll Yang calls out DNC on polling, says he should be in Tuesday debate Poll: Sanders takes lead in Iowa less than a month before vote MORE and Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerSanders: Releasing list of Supreme Court picks ‘not a bad idea’ It’s time for the Democratic candidates to talk more about national security Buttigieg picks up Iowa congressman’s endorsement ahead of caucuses MORE will be featured, according to a statement from the channel.

Former candidate Julián Castro, who served as Housing and Urban Development secretary in the Obama administration is also slated to appear. 

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The interviews were recorded in communities affected by extreme weather, the statement said. 

 

“In this second installment, we’re looking forward to adding to the climate conversation by speaking with scientists, scholars and a new set of candidates. These conversations help to illuminate why the climate crisis is also a civil rights problem,” Weather Channel meteorologist Stephanie Abrams said in the statement. 

The special will air Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. Eastern and will follow a previous installment of the program that aired in November. 

Klobuchar and Steyer will also appear in Tuesday night’s debate, but Bloomberg and Yang will not. Bloomberg joined the crowded Democratic field in November. 

 

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