Tag Archives: global warming

Politics in Desperate Times

“January 20th, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”~ President Donald Trump inaugural address It would be one thing if we had entered a new era of Jacksonian Democracy where the … Continue reading

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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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Working in the Heat

Independence Day at the home, farm and auto supply store was a time to catch-up with organizing the warehouse, process expired pet food, reposition tall pallets of wood shavings, and generally clean up. The usual receiving activities slowed down as … Continue reading

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Weathering Irma

Friends and family in the path of Hurricane Irma are well-informed of its danger and preparing for the worst this weekend. Walt Disney World, where our daughter works, closes tonight at 9 p.m. until sometime Monday,  presumably Irma’s schedule as … 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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Making Climate Change Personal

“We could use some of that global warming,” a truck driver told me. It was a joke. The ambient temperature was in the low teens and we both work outside as part of our jobs. If the weather were warmer … Continue reading

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