SEJ Webinar: Covering Climate, COVID-19 and the Election — Opinion Polls and Voters’ Guides on Environmental Issues

Event Date: 
October 28, 2020
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Video recording and chat log


For the first time in 20 years, climate change was a featured question at perhaps the most chaotic presidential debate in history. Is 2020 the first election year in which climate change will play a definitive role in voters’ decisions — from national races to local ballot initiatives? Voters’ guides and new opinion polls on environmental issues identify the concerns the public prioritizes and how environmental and industry groups are seeking to direct voters in elections up and down the ballot.

One thing is clear: the results of the turbulent 2020 elections will have critically important consequences for voters concerned about the environment. As Election Day approaches, join the Society of Environmental Journalists on Wednesday, October 28 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT for an #SEJ2020 webinar with environmental pollsters, advocates and reporters who will discuss what’s at stake this November and what role environmental issues are playing in the final stretches of this unique and unpredictable campaign season.

All journalists welcome.


  • Juliet Eilperin, Senior National Affairs Correspondent, The Washington Post
  • Gene Karpinski, President, League of Conservation Voters
  • Edward Maibach, Director, George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication
  • Rich Powell, Executive Director, ClearPath
  • Alec Tyson, Associate Director of Research, Pew Research Center


  • Anna Yukhananov, Team Leader, Environment & Energy, Bloomberg Industry Group


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