Could climate change submerge Joe Biden’s presidential bid?

The Guardian Excerpt: In a recent rally in Iowa, Biden said he was “one of the first guys to introduce a climate change bill, way, way back in 87”, a reference to his successful attempt to get President Ronald Reagan to set up a taskforce on the issue. This quote happened because Biden went off script and talked longer about climate due to the presence of the Bold Climate Penguins. Continue reading →

The Dirty Truth About Joe Biden, 1 Million Species Extinct, Israel Attacks

Redacted Tonight Excerpt: In his recent campaign speeches he has hardly mentioned climate change except for when there were penguin people–literally, that’s them–standing right in front of him for the entirety of his speech. So it took some sort of global warming fever dream three feet in front of his face for him to pretend to give a s**t that our future is dying. Continue reading →

A Biden Presidency Would Be a ‘Death Sentence,’ Climate Activists Warn

VICE Excerpt: Ed Fallon, a former Iowa legislator turned radio talk show host and climate activist who once played a game of pool with Biden, wasn’t impressed. He found the former vice-president to be “an eloquent speaker and an all-around likable guy.” But with Iowa recovering from two months of historic flooding linked in part to global carbon emissions, and Democrat supporters rating climate change as a top concern, Fallon wanted to know how seriously Biden takes human survival on our planet. So when Biden spoke Continue reading →

What’s on Iowans’ minds going into 2020 caucuses? A look at 300 questions they asked candidates in April

Des Moines Register Excerpt: Health care, climate change and education were asked about most and accounted for roughly a quarter of all questions asked in April. After health care, Iowans were most curious about candidates’ positions on the environment and climate change. Among their questions:How would you address food insecurity and sustainable food production? How will the Green New Deal affect farmers? Will you commit to a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2030 and end taxpayer subsidies for fossil fuels? A smart staff, for example, Continue reading →

Was Joe Biden a climate change pioneer in Congress? History says yes

PolitiFact Excerpt: Our ruling Biden said, “I’m one of the first guys to introduce a climate change bill, way, way back in ‘87.” There had been some high-profile hearings about climate change on the Hill, as well as a non-binding resolution prior to Biden’s proposal. But he is credited with introducing the first climate change bill. We rate this True. This Biden quote and subsequent article happened because Biden went off script and talked longer about climate due to the presence of the Bold Climate Continue reading → Continue reading →

Voters Like Joe Biden. But Are They in Love?

The New York Times Excerpt: On the stump, though, he doesn’t woo voters with sweeping promises or big plans for the future. I found his answer to climate protesters at an event in Des Moines on Wednesday quite telling. “I got there before any of the other candidates did,” he told a group of demonstrators wearing penguin masks, saying he authored a bill to address climate change in the mid-1980s. Two days earlier, Beto O’Rourke had released a $5 trillion proposal to combat climate change. Continue reading →

Biden Calls for Restoration of Middle Class in Iowa Rally

Courthouse News Service Excerpt: Ed Fallon, 61, of Des Moines, is part of a group called Bold Iowa, who dressed up as penguins at the rally to demonstrate in favor of doing something about what they say is a crisis over climate change. “He talked about climate change, because he saw we were here,” Fallon said, but he’s not sure about Biden’s chances in this election, because he is seen as part of the political establishment. “That is problematic,” Fallon said. Continue reading →

Joe Biden Faces Early Heat From the Left

The Wall Street Journal Excerpt: During Mr. Biden’s event at a Des Moines brewery Wednesday evening, a half-dozen demonstrators wore penguin masks near the stage as Mr. Biden spoke. They held signs that read, “Climate is a Crisis.” Mr. Biden told them he would address climate change, saying, “By the way, I got there before any of the other candidates did, I might add.” He later noted that he had authored a Senate bill to address climate change in the mid-1980s. “You’re preaching to the Continue reading →