Hickenlooper on climate change


At the brewery in Des Moines, when an environmentalist challenged him as to why climate change wasn’t his top priority—“like Jay Inslee,” a rival candidate—it was all Hickenlooper could do to keep from rolling his eyes. “Because bringing people together is my top priority,” he said, insisting that only through bipartisan consensus can meaningful progress be made. At the Dubuque house party, after fielding another inquiry about climate change, Hickenlooper gives a blunt response that, translated, amounts to: I’ve actually effected realistic change, while these other people fantasize about ideas that are never going to become law.