DENVER
04/13/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hickenlooper: 'I Don't Think We Have A Final Verdict' On Global Warming

Mayor John Hickenlooper told a crowd of mining industry executives yesterday that he does not believe the "final verdict" is in on climate change, arguing that perhaps global warming is not as "catastrophic" as some may believe.

Speaking via telephone from snowy Washington, D.C., where the Democratic gubernatorial candidate had missed his flight back to Denver because of blizzard-like conditions, Hickenlooper responded to questions from conservative mining industry executives at the National Western Mining Conference & Exhibition, which is wrapping up today in Denver.

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