In today’s must listen, Utah’s Rep. John Curtis speaks to KPCW about how he wants to reframe the conversation on climate change.
“I really shouldn’t be here, and let me tell you what I mean by that,” Curtis said from the Park City’s Mountain Towns 2030 net-zero conference last week. “I’m a Republican; I was the mayor of Provo, Utah, arguably the most conservative city in the most conservative county in the most conservative state, arguably, in the United States.”
In redefining the narrative on climate change, Curtis suggests we “don’t forget the big picture,” i.e. global carbon emissions and climate impacts, but suggests a localized approach. “I don’t know a single Republican in the entire state of Utah that doesn’t want to leave the earth better than they found it.”
Link to the full interview from his tweet below:
Do you want to leave the earth better than you found it? ??
The most effective and consequential changes will happen at the local level. We have to focus on the big picture. #utpol
Rep. John Curtis (@RepJohnCurtis) October 7, 2019