Weather Channel to talk environmental justice with 2020 candidates

Weather Channel to talk environmental justice with 2020 candidates
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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 KlobucharLiberal group asks Klobuchar to remove herself from VP consideration because of prosecutorial record Klobuchar on defense as Floyd death puts spotlight on record Officer involved in George Floyd death charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter MORE (D-Minn), former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Liberals embrace super PACs they once shunned .7 billion expected to be spent in 2020 campaign despite coronavirus: report MORE and businessmen Andrew YangAndrew YangAndrew Yang discusses his universal basic income pilot program Andrew Yang on the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis McConnell challenger on how Yang endorsement could help him MORE and Tom SteyerTom SteyerBloomberg wages war on COVID-19, but will he abandon his war on coal? Overnight Energy: 600K clean energy jobs lost during pandemic, report finds | Democrats target diseases spread by wildlife | Energy Dept. to buy 1M barrels of oil Ocasio-Cortez, Schiff team up to boost youth voter turnout 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. 

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.