Andrew Yang will have about 40 minutes on Wednesday night at CNN to discuss how he would face the threat of climate change as President.
But that does not mean he The 7-hour round fully supports Marathon Town Hall.
"It would probably be better to talk about Hurricane Dorian and the actual impact of climate change report when we talk about climate change, "Yang tweeted on Tuesday.
] Yang's appeal goes to the media Ng struggles to cover the causes and effects of global warming: While the major television networks and online broadcasters are determined to treat them seriously, such as abortion rights or armed force, they have turned Reference to the scientific consensus for far less well-felt man-made climate change to report on devastating weather-related events in real time.
This month, the national news media is preparing a number of special projects and programs on this topic ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit. In addition to CNN's seven-hour graduation, MSNBC is sponsoring a two-day forum on September 19 and 20, and more than 220 news agencies have pledged to provide one-week climate-related coverage by September 23.
"I've never seen so much interest," said MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who will co-host the MSNBC event, which is also sponsored by the Georgetown Institute for Politics and Public Service, Our Daily Planet and New Yorker Magazine.
While many activists and climate change experts are excited about the commitment of time and energy, they are also skeptical that leaders will maintain pressure on political leaders during the election and during reporting on events such as Hurricane Dorian become.
David Wallace-Wells, deputy editor of the New York magazine and author of "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming," expressed disappointment over climate change during the first two Democratic presidential debates. The focus of the moderators was on "cost and budget issues, rather than getting the candidates to discuss their arguments as to why they need to take action now."
"I think there is a risk that we'll skip Consider, how difficult it will be to deal with climate change, "he added.
Wallace-Wells said it was "really valuable" to get the candidates to talk extensively on television, as the climate talks were "a shame and a tragedy." Nevertheless, he is skeptical of a format in which even journalists like him, who are deeply engrossed in the subject, are unlikely to engage for seven hours.
Expected low ratings may affect future coverage of global warming rather than encourage continued discussion. "As a kind of test case for a television spectacle, I think the numbers terribly bad," Wallace-Wells said.
Sam Feist, head of CNN Washington, acknowledged that "not every viewer will see every candidate and every minute" While CNN producers will undoubtedly look at the numbers, Feist said that ratings are not the motivation for the event "This is an important issue that we think deserves the time," he said.
CNN in turn The network that Dorian is constantly handling, despite Yang's complaint, sticks to his schedule, although it is likely that the network will tackle the devastating storm during Wednesday's "Climate Crisis" broadcast as scientists explore warmer oceans and rising sea levels consider themselves as aggravating hurricanes.
"Is there a better time to talk about climate change than having a history that is in many ways related to climate change?" Feist said.
The news media came under fire for downplaying climate change in the EU Elections in 2016, with moderators Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton unable to raise a single issue during the three presidential debates. This will not be the case on Wednesday as 10 Democrat candidates pose questions on this topic from CNN anchors and spectators in successive town halls from 5pm to midnight.
A few weeks later, MSNBC gets a shot at the field of Democrats. Hayes, a progressive MSNBC facilitator who has focused more on climate change than most other television news, admitted last year that the topic can be a "tangible valuer". Hayes said he believes that "people are more careful".
There is a confluence of factors, including the global student strike movement, Trump's "dereliction of duty" in relation to climate change, and "the actual impact before our eyes" day after day. "He said it was" quite difficult "to look at angry fires in Siberia and the Amazon or ice melting fast in Greenland, and not to think" woah ".
Democratic primary voters cite climate change consistently as one of the biggest problems in the 2020 election, although activists were frustrated because the party was unwilling to approve a clean climate debate. The Democratic National Committee rejected this proposal last week, which was criticized by several candidates. "Our planet is burning – the least we can do as a party is a debate over what we can do about it," tweeted former Texas MP Beto O Rourke.
Candidates Can not Attend Unauthorized Debates, But They Can Visit the TV Hosts CNN invited the 10 Democratic candidates who had reached the eligibility and donation thresholds for next week's ABC / Univision debate, while MSNBC all declared Invited candidates for 2020. So far, 11 Democrats and a lengthy Republican, Bill Weld, have agreed to attend the two-day gathering, which will be broadcast live on NBC News Now and featured in shows by Hayes and co-host Ali Velshi.
Sunrise Movement, the youth-led climate group that unsuccessfully argued for it According to a Democratic climate debate, the events of CNN and MSNBC offer "a historic opportunity to put the climate crisis at the center of national interest" Candidates and moderators must be like Dorian to match the dots between climate crisis and extreme weather.
Naomi Klein, a professor at Rutgers University and author of the upcoming "On Fire: The (burning) case for a Green New Deal," said CNN and MSNBC, who are deeply involved in climate change, saying: Sending a message, that this is not the usual business. "
" It is very disturbing and extremely shameful that these two networks are ready to suspend the usual business to say that this is an emergency and the DNC did not want to, "she added.
Klein said one of the benefits of the television event is "forcing candidates to deepen their climate plans" Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, revealed ambitious climate plans before the CNN event. Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign sent e-mails Wednesday announcing his plan and how he's different from the pack.
Beyond the specific guidelines, Klein said she is also looking for a candidate who can "tell the most compelling story about the next economy we need to build" and the relationship between the climate and a range of issues. from transit through unemployment to national security.
The appearance of 10 Democrats on stage during Wednesday night in support of action against climate change, albeit with diverging plans, was intended to be a stark contrast to President Trump, who denied the science behind global warming and whose government Reducing environmental impact has regulations. The event has sparked some criticism on the right, as the conservative media research center accuses of the network of "indoctrination of climate change".
Feist said CNN's position is that there is a "climate crisis". how the event will be charged. He stressed that the network does not support a solution, but gives presidential candidates the opportunity to present their plans to a national and global audience.
The climate history is of course a global one and this month's project, entitled "Covering Climate Now", is aimed at a worldwide audience. Mark Hertsgaard, coordinator of the project and environmental correspondent for The Nation magazine, told POLITICO that the joint efforts of the news organizations involved could reach half a billion people.
More than 220 news agencies, along with independent organizations and journalists, have committed to climate-related coverage before the UN summit, including The Guardian, Bloomberg, CBS News, The Times of India, Japan's Asahi Shimbun, and Spain's El Pais. The project includes news sites such as BuzzFeed News, HuffPost and The Daily Beast, as well as traditional newspapers such as The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Oklahoman and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Hertsgaard said the project started after last October's landmark IPCC report, in which scientists warned that the world had 12 years to reduce emissions, in the hope of averting a climate catastrophe. He has teamed up with Columbia Journalism Review Editor-in-Chief, Kyle Pope, at an April event and ongoing project.
"I think there are many journalists and news broadcasters who want more climate coverage or more climate coverage," said Hertsgaard. "With this initiative we want to highlight this critical mass."
Hertsgaard said some news organizations might not attend because they fear that "engaging in such journalistic collaboration is somehow advocacy, somehow partisan." Hertsgaard said the project was not partisan but motivated by "alarming" scientific facts.
"Science makes it clear that this is a crisis situation," he said, "and so it is our job as a journalist to make this clear to the public."