Richardson At Climate Summit

New Mexico – New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is in the nation's capital to speak at a meeting on climate change.

The Democratic governor is a keynote speaker Wednesday at the National Climate Adaptation Summit in Washington, D.C.

The three-day meeting is to look at what's needed to prepare for climate change and its potential effects on water, food, energy and other matters.

President Barack Obama's administration helped organize the event. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and a number of other administration officials are speaking at the summit.

Richardson's office said the governor will return to New Mexico on Thursday.

Among the sponsors of the summit are the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, a nonprofit consortium of universities; and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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