Tag Archives: Climate Action

2016 Revisited Do Not Despair

Following the mainstream news sources, we only get certain kinds of news.  Generally speaking,  bad news, superficial, biased, sensationalized news, sprinkled with dramatic over-reaction by the punditry in some cases or bewildering under-reaction (nothing to see here!) in others.  But … Continue reading

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Why Palm Oil Is Bad For Iowans

On Friday, Feb. 5, the benchmark crude palm-oil future contract traded on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives exchange reached its highest level since May 2014, according to NASDAQ. Traders were feeling bullish as warm, dry weather caused by El Niño in … Continue reading

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Reading Naomi Klein

Unlike the climate crisis story spoon fed to us in decreasing numbers of corporate media stories, in social media memes, and in fleeting conversations at community gatherings, in This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate, author Naomi Klein said there … Continue reading

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Calling All Pipeline Fighters For Urgent Action Tuesday

A note from Ed Fallon: Dear Friends – I spoke with State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann today on my talk show and he announced big news on the Eminent Domain Bill: Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28th at 12:00 noon in Room 22 … Continue reading

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Are Property Rights A Climate Action Tool?

For many, protecting property rights is high on the list of priorities. It’s the American way, shouldn’t it be so? A related and perhaps better question is whether climate advocates should use eminent domain as a tool to advocate against … Continue reading

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