Climate Crisis Parade Announces Speakers

The four speakers include Tyler LaMere and Keely Driscoll. LaMere is a Winnebago activist from Nebraska. Driscoll is a member of the Meskwaki nation and a student of international studies at the University of Iowa. Isabelle Brace is co-state Iowa lead for Iowa Climate Strike, and Ako Abdul-Samad is the director of Creative Visions.

Who’s the worst presidential candidate on climate?

That's easy: Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Climate activists also have reservations about Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, but hands-down, Klobuchar is the worst. She claims to want to address climate change, but emphatically supports the continued build-out of fossil fuel infrastructure. Sorry, Senator. You can't be pro-fracking and pro-pipeline and say you're going to address the climate crisis. Since the corporate media have ignored Klobuchar's track record, it's up to us to get the word out. November 7, Johnston. Kathy Byrnes asks Klobuchar about her stand on DAPL and Line 3. Klobuchar again dodges the DAPL question, making some vague reference to Standing Rock. Regarding Line 3, she speaks about “calling for it to be delayed so that there’s an environmental review,” even as her track record and other public statements have made it clear to Minnesotans that she would never buck Big Oil's interests.

Proof that we’re making a difference

In the fight to save all that we know and love from climate chaos, it sometimes may seem like we're spinning our wheels. Yet every once in awhile, Energy Transfer, the corporation behind the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), will let slip a truth that lets us know we truly are making a difference.

Join the parade

Dear Friends, The Climate Crisis Parade is shaping up to be a “big deal” (that’s Bill McKibben’s description — click here to watch his message). Fifty-three organizations have signed on to the Parade as co-sponsors. It’s gaining lots of national interest, and Bold Iowa is one of the groups leading the charge. We hope you can join us on February 1! Click here to donate to help with Bold Iowa’s portion of the significant financial commitment needed to bring this major action to fruition. In other Continue reading →

Impeachment, Meatloaf and the climate emergency

Impeachment, Meatloaf and the climate emergency People walk down the Second Street in Coralville during the Great March for Climate Action on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The Iowa City rally, which began at New Pioneer Coop in Coralville and ended at Pedestrian Mall, was part of a national climate change walk from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. (Justin Wan/The Gazette-KCRG TV9) by Jonas Magram, guest columnist Many readers will remember 70s rocker Meatloaf’s legendary song, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.” Though a lament about Continue reading →

Join the Climate Crisis Parade!

When forty organizations come together to take collective climate action, what happens? The Climate Crisis Parade! This multi-faceted action is scheduled for 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 1st — the Saturday before the Iowa Caucuses. If you’re associated with an organization, church, student group, etc, and would like to be involved, please email the Steering Committee at communications@climatearch.org. Here’s the press release that went out this week announcing the Climate Crisis Parade, and here’s a link to the Facebook event. Get it on your calendar Continue reading →

Steyer, COP25, and DAPL

Regardless of who you're supporting for president, check out my interview with Tom Steyer. It's encouraging that Steyer's top priority is climate change and that he's had a strong track record over the past decade working to mobilize Americans to take action. My second guest on this week's program is Thomas Linzey with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. More and more cities are passing local ordinances protecting their communities and natural resources against polluters. But what happened in Florida recently is the first time a political party has adopted a resolution protecting the "rights of nature."

Coalition Plans Major Climate Action Before Iowa Caucuses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Samantha Kuhn at 847-682-2924 Contact: Steve Shivvers at 515-468-3923 Coalition plans major climate action before Iowa Caucuses Des Moines, Iowa – December 17, 2019 – A coalition of 38 environmental, civic, justice, and faith groups is organizing a Climate Crisis Parade two days before the Iowa Caucuses, challenging voters and the media to act with urgency on behalf of our climate. This event marks the first time these local, state, and national groups have worked together to spotlight the urgent need for all to act Continue reading →