Tag Archives: climate change

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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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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Erasing the White Board

Snow fell in darkness leaving a thin blanket of white. The pin oak tree began shedding last year’s foliage indicating warm weather activated new leaf buds and pushed out the old. Seems weird to rake leaves in February. More to … Continue reading

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Outdoors Work Day

BIG GROVE TOWNSHIP — Sweeping sand signals the beginning of an outdoors season. I spent part of Saturday collecting sand from the road in front of the house. I harvested more than we used this winter, so inventory is net positive … Continue reading

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Letter to the Solon Economist

Rain is the best natural resource left in Iowa, helping us grow crops without irrigation because of its abundance. If other parts of North America can more deserving be called America’s breadbasket — Central Valley, Imperial Valley and Salinas Valley … Continue reading

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