Tag Archives: climate change

A Reckoning Came

Even if we knew our ecosystem was close to the tipping point of global warming and its consequences, it is hard to be ready for the recent Washington Post headline, “The world has just over a decade to get climate … Continue reading

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Stakes Have Gotten Higher

Regardless of winners, there are only two issues that matter on Nov. 6: climate change and nuclear weapons. They represent the only existential threats to society as we know it. Will Democrats or Republicans do a better job addressing climate … Continue reading

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God Willing and the Creek Rose

The phone rang as I was preparing for a shift at the orchard. Heavy rains had Rapid Creek flooding its banks and the nearby pumpkin patches. Apple trees on the south side of the creek would be inaccessible until the … Continue reading

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Irony About Climate Change in New Orleans

It is no surprise the Heartland Institute hosted a conference called “The America First Energy Conference” for climate change deniers on Aug. 7 in New Orleans. Heartland is the libertarian think tank that teamed up with Philip Morris to deny … Continue reading

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A Difficult And Strange Season Of Weather

By Carmen Black (Editor’s Note: Iowa Farmers deal with an existential reality that is the weather. Regardless of increasingly polarized discussions about climate change, weather affects real people in tangible ways. Carmen recently wrote this piece to members of her … Continue reading

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Reynolds Proclaims Weather Disaster – 11 Times

Governor Kim Reynolds proclaimed counties in Iowa to be a disaster because of severe weather. It is time to act on climate. Tornadoes tore through Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant last Thursday as I got off work at the home, farm … Continue reading

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Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa and the Dakota Access Pipeline

Ed Fallon lives and works in Des Moines and has long been a friend of Blog for Iowa. Here’s an update on Ed’s current activities from an interview conducted last week via email. We noticed you are affiliated with Bold … Continue reading

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