Category Archives: Environment

Act On Climate — Scary Edition

You may have seen David Wallace-Wells’ New York Magazine article titled, “The Uninhabitable Earth.” It’s a scary article with frightful truths circulating on social media. Half truths according to Michael E. Mann, director of Earth System Science Center at Penn … Continue reading

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Exiting Paris – Not the End of the World

We survived U.S. failure to ratify the Kyoto Protocol to limit greenhouse gas emissions and will survive if Republicans drag us out of the Paris Agreement after the 2020 general election, as was announced June 1 in Washington, D.C. Make … Continue reading

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Green Up in Iowa

The green up arrived as summer approaches and society wakes up in the season. Trees leafed out and pasture grasses presented something new and hopeful. Yesterday we drove south of Iowa City on Highway One. Despite a landscape ravaged by … Continue reading

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Waiting On Climate Action

While in Europe, Pope Francis and the G7 leaders bent President Trump’s ears about climate change. The Pope presented a copy of Laudato Sí: On Care For Our Common Home, his encyclical on consumerism, irresponsible development, environmental degradation and global … Continue reading

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Spring Hope

It’s been a struggle to get a grip on the presidency of Donald Trump. There’s nothing he’s done to give us hope. Just give me a handle — anything to grasp onto as normal! Nothing. Like many who care about … Continue reading

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Inside Chores and Climate Marches

Rain began mid-morning and is expected to continue until sunset. Let it rain. It’s an opportunity to work on inside chores before spring planting. I’ll tackle a long-neglected inbox and use produce in the ice box and freezer to make … Continue reading

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Pelicans Left

Pelicans left Lake Macbride this week. They were gone when I drove across Mehaffey Bridge Road on Monday. Have they depleted the fish stocks and gone to better hunting grounds? Did they detect something in nature that triggered migration? I … Continue reading

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