Climate Forum Next Week Will Highlight Importance of Storm Preparedness

We started the official countdown to the #ClimateForum2020 yesterday morning – we are now less than 10 days away — with a visit to MSNBC’s Morning Joe to talk about why accurate weather forecasts are more important than ever given the increasing intensity of storms like Hurricane Dorian. One of the Forum’s moderators, MSNBC’s Ali Velshi reported last week from the areas in the U.S. where the storm had the greatest impact — South Carolina and North Carolina (and not Alabama).  And yesterday he visited the devastation on Abaco Island of the Bahamas, and in this report, he described the rubble and the “smell of death” and “absolute destruction.”  So we will certainly spend time at the Forum talking about the close connection between the rise of severe weather, hurricanes, droughts, and floods, and climate change and what the candidates intend to do about it.  And in one more bit of Forum news, yesterday Representative Tulsi Gabbard confirmed that she will attend.  We will bring you a preview every day from now until the Forum, which will take place September 19-20 at Georgetown University, with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi and Chris Hayes moderating.

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