The Need for a Climate Change Forum is More Apparent than Ever Before

We couldn’t be more excited to share with you some BIG NEWS this morning. As you know, last night was #DemDebate2. For the second night in a row, it took more than an hour for a single climate change question to be asked and just like the first night, the topic of climate was only given 7 minutes of air time… that’s a total of 14 minutes in a combined four hours of TV time over two nights.

We need a deeper dive on the issue of climate change with America’s 2020 presidential candidates, in a forum that’s set up for discourse and where candidates have ample time to deliver thoughtful responses to hard questions. We’ve felt this way for a while and today we’re proud to formally announce Our Daily Planet’s partnership with the Institute of Politics and Public Service at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy to host a first-of-its-kind forum on climate change with presidential hopefuls this fall! All declared 2020 presidential candidates will have an opportunity to participate in this town-hall style forum, in front of a live audience of students at Georgetown and other area DC-area universities.

Our #ClimateDebate will give candidates an opportunity to discuss their vision for addressing and limiting the effects of climate change. Candidates will then take questions from climate journalists and from students at Georgetown and other DC-area universities, as well as from other partner universities across the country.

The town hall events will take place on Georgetown’s main campus on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 17th and 18th. Join the conversation online by tagging @GUPolitics and using hashtag #ClimateDebate. Please stay tuned for additional information to be shared on the McCourt School’s website and Facebook page and well as through our daily email.

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