Category Archives: Climate Action

Bohannan Endorsed By 314action.org In Ia-02

 https://314action.org/2021/09/09/314-action-fund-endorses-state-rep-christina-bohannan-in-ia-02-race/ 314action.org is a website with this stated mission: We’re on a mission to elect more scientists to Congress, state legislatures, and local offices. As trained problem-solvers, STEM professionals are ready, willing, and able to find solutions for the significant … Continue reading

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We Could Use Some FDR These Days

Some days it would be nice to see some FDR channeled. His times were not that much different than today. But he was often more head on in his approach. Here is an FDR speech at the 1936 Democratic convention … Continue reading

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The False Hope Of Biomass

“Earlier this year, the European Union was celebrated in headlines across the world when renewable energy surpassed the use of fossil fuels on the continent for the first time in history,” wrote Majlie de Puy Kamp for CNN. The European … Continue reading

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Is Jessica Reznicek A Terrorist?

Jessica Reznicek, a 39-year-old environmental activist and Catholic Worker from Des Moines, Iowa, was sentenced in federal court June 30 to eight years in prison for her efforts to sabotage construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. In November 2016, Reznicek … Continue reading

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The Climate Crisis Is Accelerating – Now What?

What can we do when confronted with the climate crisis? The answer is everything. If climate change is developing faster than human solutions, what then? During the last few months we have been assaulted with news about the climate crisis … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg – Speech To Austrian World Summit 2021

July 1, 2021. She does not mince words: It is a crisis. Act like it!

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Dry Spring In Iowa

It is abnormally dry in our part of Iowa. Just as we are needing rain, we are not getting it. A home gardener can irrigate new trees, fruits and vegetables, but the massive scale required to hydrate Iowa’s main commodity … Continue reading

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Pandemic Ushering In The End Of Coal?

Video about 5 1/2 minutes: As with most things, there may be some silver linings to the pandemic. Here is a short video from Europe discussing the pandemic’s effect on coal use and the long term trend to renewables in … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power Is Not The Answer

In 2018 NextEra Energy Resources announced plans to retire the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC) — a 615-MW nuclear power plant located in Palo, Iowa — before the end of 2020. NextEra’s main customer at DAEC, Alliant Energy, will buy … Continue reading

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Democrats Talk About The Climate

Tuesday’s Democratic debate had a good segment on what should be one of the two overriding issues of 2020 – the other being the corruption of the president and the whole Republican Party. It has been rare that climate change … Continue reading

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