Today 8/7c #Regram #RG @motherjonesmag: To understand the stakes in the next year’s election, The Weather Channel and the Climate Desk are bringing the climate crisis to your living room in a one-hour special, “2020: Race to Save the Planet,” which airs next Thursday, November 7 at 8 p.m. ET.⠀ ⠀ Climate change is quickly becoming the defining issue of the 2020 presidential election. How the next U.S. world leader confronts that threat will define where we live, what we eat, how nations will survive. Despite the urgency of the issue, there hasn’t been a true forum for presidential candidates of both parties to thoughtfully discuss their plans to face the current climate challenge. That changes on Thursday night.⠀ ⠀ With a year until we select our next president, The Weather Channel has teamed up with the Climate Desk, a partnership of 18 media organizations working together on covering climate change, to deliver an hour of climate conversations with nine candidates— five Democrats and three Republicans. Hurricane expert Dr. Rick Knabb will host “2020: Race to Save the Planet,” which features interview segments where meteorologists and science journalists meet the candidates in communities from Paradise, California, to Charleston, South Carolina, to discuss how they came to understand the threat of climate change and their visions for how to address this crisis as president.⠀ ⠀ @berniesanders, @elizabethwarren, @pete.buttigieg, @kamalaharris, @corybooker, former Governors William Weld and @marksanford, and former Congressman @joewalshofficial will all appear in the special.⠀ ⠀ Following the special, Climate Desk reporter @jamilahking will join Dr. Knabb for an hour-long audience Q/A. Viewers can keep in the loop on social media with #RaceToSaveThePlanet.