Kat Taylor: Rural America can and should lead on climate

Kat Taylor Steyer wrote an op-ed piece for the Sioux Times regarding the issue of the Climate Crisis and the work her and husband have been doing on their ranch in Northern California.  She mentioned her tour of Birds and Bees Urban Farm with Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa’s fearless leaders, as part of her and her husband’s efforts to understand how climate change has affected Iowans and the particular environmental issues this region has been dealing with. The following is an excerpt Continue reading →

AOC Boosts Sanders’ Claim To ‘Climate Candidate’ Title In Iowa

Bird Dogs Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon were interviewed by Isabella Murray for the Iowa Starting Line website at Sanders’ Climate Summit with guest speaker Alexandria Oscario-Cortez. They discussed Bernie’s possible status as the new “Climate Candidate” and what he could do more on his campaign regarding climate change. The following is excerpt from the article: Kathy Byrnes, director of Birds & Bees Urban Farm in Des Moines, said she doesn’t yet know if Sanders can take the ‘climate candidate’ title. “If Bernie would bump Continue reading →

Protesters Arrested Outside Republican Fundraiser Attended by Trump

We Are Iowa TV Channel 5 Excerpt: Those arrested are from a group called “Bold Iowa” that is protesting the denial of climate change. West Des Moines police say the group marched onto private property at Hy-Vee’s corporate offices. Officers asked them to leave and the five that didn’t were taken into custody. Ed Fallon, the director of Bold Iowa, explained the group’s mission. “None of us want to go to jail,” said Fallon. “But given the severity of what scientists are telling us about Continue reading →

5 protesters arrested outside Trump fundraiser in central Iowa

Des Moines Register Excerpt: “None of us want to go to jail,” said Ed Fallon, the group’s director and a longtime liberal activist who was one of those arrested Tuesday. “But given the severity of what scientists are telling us about the climate crisis, we feel it’s important to try to stop this fundraising event from happening.” “We’re justified for being here because of climate change,” Kathy Byrnes, 57, told the captain. “We’re here for the children — your children … and the children of Continue reading →

Protesters, supporters wait for Trump outside WDM fundraiser

KCCI Channel 8, Des Moines Excerpt: A contingent from the group Bold Iowa held a sign reading, “Climate denier in the White House scare the s— outta you? It does us.” West Des Moines police later arrested the diaper-clad protesters on trespassing charges after they went on the property. Members of Bold Iowa said getting the message out was worth the possibility of being arrested. Opponents of the president said they want their voices heard. “Climate change is the number one issue,” Clive resident Susan Pohl Continue reading →

Climate activists arrested blocking access to Trump fundraiser

“With the recent science-based prediction of a million species facing extinction by the end of the century - very likely including human - we have a moral duty to do everything we can to halt and reverse the growing greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. And we now know we have a very short window of a dozen years in which to do it,” said Miriam Kashia of 100Grannies for a Livable Future.

Protesters prepare for President Trump’s visit to Iowa, call out his climate denial

"Fresh off his trip to Britain, where President Trump found new ways to embarrass us with his profound climate illiteracy, the Denier-in-Chief makes a rare visit to Iowa. We’ll be there— peacefully, nonviolently, yet with determination,” said Ed Fallon, director of Bold Iowa. “We’ll impress upon the attendees the urgency of the climate crisis, and encourage them and the President to accept the reality of climate change and take action.”