Tag Archives: The Climate Reality Project

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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Rain Remains

Rain is the best natural resource left in Iowa, helping us grow crops without irrigation because of its abundance. Rain has been a blessing and is expected to be our future. Beginning in 1832, after the Black Hawk War, the … 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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On Our Own into 2017

In this final 2016 post it was easier than last year to outline my writing plans. The work I do to pay bills and support my writing has been tough mentally and physically. To cope with an aging frame and … Continue reading

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Letter to the Solon Economist

Some of us aren’t doing any soul searching after the 2016 general election. Democrats lost, and as a Democrat that means something to me personally. Yet I know what I stand for and so do my friends and family. Nothing … Continue reading

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24 Hours of Reality — 2016 Edition

Who knows what President Trump’s impact on the environment will be? To hold ground environmental advocates have claimed since the Nixon administration, we can’t ignore the renewed challenges presented by the mogul’s rise to power. We don’t know what Trump … Continue reading

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Evacuation of Cedar Rapids Under Way

The headline from this morning’s Des Moines Register was that residents of 5,000 Cedar Rapids homes were asked to evacuate in advance of the flood crest predicted to arrive Tuesday morning. The height of the crest has been revised downward … Continue reading

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