In the wake of the hottest month ever recorded on Earth, CNN announced the line-up for next month's Democratic primary climate crisis forum—and the candidate who pushed the hardest to make it happen probably won’t be there.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee hasn’t qualified for the climate change town hall by reaching 2% in four Democratic National Committee-approved polls. The window for qualifying polls doesn’t end until Wednesday, but Inslee appears unlikely to break through.
Eight candidates will appear to discuss the climate crisis: former Vice President Joe Biden; Sens. Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren; Mayor Pete Buttigieg; former Rep. Beto O'Rourke; and Andrew Yang. Sen. Kamala Harris qualified but won’t be there due to a scheduling conflict.
The candidates will appear separately in deference to the DNC’s limits on debates, and the candidate segments will be anchored by CNN’s Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, and Don Lemon, with appearances by climate correspondent Bill Weir.