Category Archives: Climate Change

Sloppy Work, Senator Ernst

Last week like many I got Senator Ernst’s latest joke of a newsletter called “Make ‘Em Squeal.” I wrote about Ernst’s latest “Squeal” here last week. Then I wrote her office and asked the obvious question – where did you … Continue reading

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Worldwide Strike For The Climate Next Friday

(3 minutes) Beware the ides of March! School children around the world and in 30 states plan to stage walkouts to push Jose in power to start paying attention to climate change. Somebody wake up Ernst and Grassley. These strikes … Continue reading

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Joni Spreads The Manure Far, Wide And Deep

this month’s “Make ’em Squeal”  Joni Ernst is really rolling out the pig manure these days. This month’s version of her running joke that shows how little she knows about what is going on “Make ‘Em Squeal” is a hoot. … Continue reading

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Polar Vortex, The Electric Grid And National Emergencies

Let’s Talk About Real National Emergencies Considering that our current administration and his party are putting huge emphasis on building an antiquated wall system on our southern border for a problem that is mostly fiction you would think that they … Continue reading

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Zach Wahls First Speech In The Iowa Senate

Zach Wahls is a young man with a lot of promise. His first speech on the Iowa State Senate floor Wednesday did nothing to dispel that notion. Senator Wahls speaks of an encounter with homeless man in Iowa when the … Continue reading

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A Good Day To Talk About Climate Change

Almost as if he was taking orders from someone, the current president took the occasion of a polar vortex and record cold temps in the midwest to once more display his stupidity on climate change: Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump … Continue reading

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Ernst Shows Ignorance On Climate

We just got past what I believe many of us felt may have been the last gasp for real democracy to maintain its tenuous grip on this country. Now the Democrats have the difficult task of simultaneously attempting to  craft … Continue reading

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Act On Climate

Every few years, interest in climate change spikes, according to internet search frequency reported by Google Trends. When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released their special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5º C above pre-industrial levels … Continue reading

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Bill McKibben: How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet

  Most people know Bill McKibben as one of the leading climate scientists and activists in the world. In an article in this week’s New Yorker magazine, McKibben pulls no punches about where man’s (and in many cases corporate America’s) … Continue reading

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Farmers Are Worried About Climate Change

theguardian.com Research forecasts Iowa corn yields could drop in half within the next half-century thanks to extreme weather – yet it’s not part of the political conversation by Art Cullen Farmers around here are itching to go after that amber … Continue reading

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