Tag Archives: The Climate Reality Project

Climate Change Plans Before the Iowa Caucuses

The climate crisis calls for us to dream big and fight hard because our future depends upon solving its underlying problems. If I sound like Elizabeth Warren, it’s because last night I heard a presentation about her plans for climate … Continue reading

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What’s Next in Mitigating Climate Change?

Republican U.S. presidents don’t like international climate agreements. George W. Bush withdrew the United States from the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty we ratified, and yesterday Donald J. Trump notified the United Nations of our intent to withdraw from the global … Continue reading

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Church for Liberals

Was yesterday’s gathering of a couple thousand people to support school strikers for climate action the equivalent of Evangelical Christian mega-churches? Maybe. Drawn to Iowa City by the arrival of 16 year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, people attended the … Continue reading

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A Climate Action for Every Iowan

Iowa Public Television devoted its weekly Iowa Press program to climate change. Dr. Gene Takle, Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University and Dr. David Courard-Hauri, Professor and Director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Drake University faced reporters … Continue reading

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Living in the Anthropocene

The combination of advancing age and a world heated by human-made global warming has me looking for ways to cope. When temperatures are forecast above 90 degrees Fahrenheit with high humidity I get my outside work done early then head … Continue reading

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Doubt No More

With recent moves to reduce the number of government advisory panels, overturn the Obama administration’s clean power plan, and increase the speed with which logging permits are approved in national forests, the Trump administration plows the field of deregulation in … Continue reading

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Jay Inslee at the Cedar River

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Saturday afternoon I drove to the Overlook Pavilion in Ellis Park where State Senator Rob Hogg had organized a “climate conversation” with Washington Governor Jay Inslee who is an announced candidate for president. Hogg reminded us … Continue reading

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