June 16, 2021

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Bennet and Hickenlooper should support the Colorado Wilderness Act — today

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Last year, Coloradans suffered in the face of an exceptionally dry summer that birthed the worst fires in the state’s history. For millennia, natural wildfires have played a role in balancing the landscape, but climate change has created the conditions for more extreme, more dangerous blazes. A thousand Colorado families lost their homes, and the state was choked with smoke. State officials are already bracing for another brutal fire season this year. Unless we take rapid action to address climate change, these wildfires will only grow larger and more destructive.

We have the tools to keep the climate crisis from spiraling out of control — and one of the best lies beneath our feet. Trees, shrubs, and even the desert’s living crust capture about half of the greenhouse gases humans…

Michael Brune

2021-06-11 09:05:14

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