COVID-19 and climate change on list of topics for final presidential debate

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NBC News' Kristen Welker is moderating the final presidential debate, which will take place on October 22.
The coronavirus pandemic and climate change will be among the topics discussed at the final presidential debate, moderator Kristen Welker announced Friday. The 90-minute debate will be held on Thursday, October 22, at Belmont University in Nashville.

According to a statement from the Commission on Presidential Debates, Welker has chosen to focus on:

Fighting COVID-19

American families

Race in America

Climate change

National security

Leadership

President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden have radically different views on climate change. Biden has proposed a progressive plan which aims to aggressively tackle climate change. Mr. Trump has previously called climate change a "hoax," and rolled back numerous policies put in place to protect the natural environment.

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