Will Climate Matter in the Election?

The 2020 elections have moved climate change to the political mainstage in ways Americans haven’t seen before. For the first time, candidates were competing to declare themselves “the climate candidate” and debated their action plans with compelling urgency. But with the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, skyrocketing unemployment, and an economic shutdown, climate once again threatens to get pushed to the political backburner. How will the climate be covered in the elections? Will President Trump’s stance on climate hurt Republicans in down-ballot races? Join us with Vannessa Hauc, journalist and senior correspondent at Noticias Telemundo, Jeff Nesbit, executive director at Climate Nexus, and Nathaniel Stinnett, founder and executive director of the Environmental Voter Project, for a conversation on climate coverage in the race for the presidency. This program is generously underwritten by the Erol Foundation.

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Vanessa Hauc

Journalist and Senior Correspondent, Noticias Telemundo

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Jeff Nesbit

Executive Director, Climate Nexus

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Nathaniel Stinnett

Founder and Executive Director, Environmental Voter Project

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Greg Dalton

Founder and Host, Climate One