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Presidential Candidates Explore Climate Change at Georgetown

September 19, 2019
Chris Hayes interviews Cory Booker on stage.

Watch MSNBC’s Livestream of Climate Forum 2020

More than 10 of the candidates running for U.S. president participated in a conversation with young voters on the issues surrounding climate change during a two-day forum at Georgetown, Sept. 19-20.

Chris Hayes, host of MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes and Ali Velshi, host of MSNBC Live, moderated Climate Forum 2020, which was streamed live on NBC News Now and Telemundo and featured over two days of special coverage on both Hayes and Velshi’s MSNBC shows.

The forum – sponsored by the Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy, MSNBC, Our Daily Planet and New York magazine – featured 2020 U.S. presidential candidates from both sides of the aisle. They included:

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado)
Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey)
Gov. Steve Bullock, Montana
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, South Bend, Indiana
Julián Castro, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Former Rep. John Delaney (L’88) (D-Maryland)
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont)
Tom Steyer, hedge fund manager and philanthropist
Former Gov. Bill Weld, Massachusetts
Andrew Yang, entrepreneur and co-founder, Venture for America

Candidates began their allotted time by discussing their visions for addressing the effects of climate change. Questions from Georgetown and other students followed. View speaker schedule.

See Also: Top Climate Change Concerns Voiced by Environmental, Global Experts