Action 22 Summit: Governor Hickenlooper — ‘I’m very concerned about the risk of climate change’


From The Pueblo Chieftain (Patrick Malone):

The governor backed Interbasin Compact Commission recommendations for water conservation that some have challenged as over-reaching, and he said climate change can’t be ignored. “I’m not going to go out and say the sky is falling and that climate change is happening, but I’m very concerned about the risk of climate change,” he said. “That many smart people are that worried, that I’d be a fool not to be concerned.”

While Colorado can’t control the climate, it can control its water consumption, Hickenlooper said. A shift in that direction, such as the IBCC recommendations, would be beneficial, he said. “We need to get rid of the bluegrass in people’s backyards and be a lot more efficient in how we have toilets that flush,” Hickenlooper said.

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