just back from Vatican City and a conference last week on climate change, says he hopes the Pope’s involvement in the issue will help close the partisan divide over climate change in the United States.
"You know, he’s raised this to a new level of awareness," Applebaum said. "Either people who don’t want to believe in it for whatever political reason they might have, or folks who’ve been kind of in the middle and haven’t been as aware of it as they need to be."
No Republican U.S. officials accepted the pope's invitation.
The mayor said Boulder and other cities are doing what they can to address climate change, stressing energy efficiency and public transportation. There's more on the Boulder mayor's Vatican visit on Colorado Matters.