Bold Iowa Climate Hall of Fame Awards

1. MVP (Most Vocal Proponent) Award (presented by Josie Ironshield of Sage Sisters to JAY INSLEE) 2. Rookie of the Year Award (presented by Miriam Kashia of 100 Grannies to MARIANNE WILLIAMSON) 3. Most Improved Politician Award (presented by Mike Wilcox of Bold Iowa to ELIZABETH WARREN) 4. Friend of Fracking Award (presented to STEVE BULLOCK) 5. DAPL Dodger Award (presented by Kathy Byrnes of Bold Iowa to AMY KLOBUCHAR) 6. Both Sides of Mouth Award (presented by Jason Snell of Sunrise Movement Cedar Rapids to JOE BIDEN)

Bold Iowa Climate Hall of Fame Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 29, 2019 — 1:00 p.m. CT Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.com Bold Iowa Climate Hall of Fame Awards Six candidates to receive awards for positive (or not-so-positive) action on climate CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA — On Sunday, June 9, at 1:00 p.m., Bold Iowa will host the Climate Hall of Fame Awards in front of the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids, 350 1st Ave NE. The event coincides with the Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame Celebration at Continue reading →

Jay Inslee Is Running on Climate Change. The Issue Is Catching On, So Why Isn’t He?

The New York Times Excerpt: Ed Fallon, a climate activist in Iowa, who runs a group that dresses in penguin suits to confront candidates about climate, said Mr. Inslee’s challenge was not his age or his personality. He just needs to show up more on the campaign trail, he said. “Iowans aren’t just enamored by charisma,” Mr. Fallon said. “Given Inslee’s laser-beam focus on climate and given that climate is the top priority of Iowa caucusgoers, he has a chance to end up in the Continue reading →

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 →