In the final debate of the 2020 presidential campaign, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden outlined extremely divergent views of, and plans for, the climate crisis.
Moderator Kristen Welker was widely praised as the winner of the debate, which devoted 12 minutes to climate change, breaking the record set in the first debate for the most time ever devoted to the topic in a presidential debate, and included the first debate question on environmental injustice. A roundup of debate coverage is below.
- ‘It’s a sea change’: How climate went from the back burner to a central issue in this year’s debates
- Climate change goes mainstream in presidential debate
- Biden, Trump offer different visions on climate change
- Trump, Biden clash over climate, oil industry in final debate
- Trump, Biden swing haymakers on climate, energy
- Trump and Biden’s final presidential debate
- What we actually learned about Trump’s and Biden’s policies
- Wind ‘fumes’ and ending oil roil final Trump-Biden debate
- Asked about the environment and race, Trump did not mention the environment or race
- Biden schools Trump on environmental justice during debate
- Trump insists he can’t be racist because he signed a criminal justice bill
- Biden says the U.S. needs to move off oil to tackle climate change as Trump attacks the plan’s cost, economic impact
- Biden vows to ‘transition from oil industry’ as Trump dismisses pollution risk
- Biden clarifies oil comments after vowing to transition to renewable energy
- Trump slammed wind power, and Biden said he’d ‘transition’ from oil.
- ‘I will transition’: Biden promises move from oil
- Fact-checking the second Trump-Biden debate
- Humanity has eight years to get climate crisis under control – and Trump’s plan won’t fix it