Nothing about the 2020 presidential campaign is typical and the debates are no different. Diane talks with Janet Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates, about how they are planning in the middle of a pandemic.
According to recent Gallup polling, Americans have grown more concerned about the environment since the early 2000s. And a majority say the environment is not in good shape and think the federal government should do more.
Presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, is hoping to capitalize on this shift in attitudes, releasing new plans and working to attract support from the progressive wing of the party which care deeply about these issues.
This is in sharp contrast to President Trump. He has rolled back environment regulations and continues to call climate change a hoax.
David Roberts covers energy and climate change for Vox.com. Diane spoke with him Monday afternoon.
- David Roberts Reporter, Vox.com covering energy and climate change
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