John Hickenlooper

Monday, July 22, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Claire Guderjahn, Shari Hrdina ******* Friday, March 8, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon Although John Hickenlooper says climate change is a serious issue, he doesn’t believe the crisis deserves to be prioritized in his campaign. Like both Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang, he deflects to his top priority: bringing people together. Sorry, but this is a crisis that needs to be confronted head-on. In response to a question by Karl Knock, Continue reading →

Kamala Harris

Saturday, October 12, 2019 Urban Dreams Block Party Des Moines Bird Dog: Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon Kathy and Ed went to Harris’s Urban Dreams block party, where Ed saved Senator Harris from a bee that was buzzing around her microphone.  See a clip from her speech below, where she talks about climate–unfortunately there are no videos of the bee incident! ******* Monday, October 7, 2019 Ankeny Bird Dog: Shaun Ahern Shaun reports: “I think the Harris event went well. Afterward in line, I asked Continue reading →

Kirsten Gillibrand

Friday, June 7, 2019 Des Moines Blazing Saddle Bird Dogs: Osh Anderson, Claire Guderjahn Bold Iowa bird dog Osh Anderson asked Kirsten Gillibrand to make climate more prominent on her website, instead of hard to find under issues. Gillibrand said she had just made it more prominent on her website. She continued to explain some of the actions she would take to address climate, such as passing a Green New Deal and putting a price on carbon. ******* Saturday, May 25, 2019 Mason City Bird Continue reading →

Tulsi Gabbard

Saturday, September 21, 2019 West Des Moines Bird Dogs: Lysa Fisk, Magenta Lysa reports: Magenta and I went to Rep. Gabbard’s Town Hall in West Des Moines Saturday, and Magenta got to ask a question. She’s at 39:10 minutes in, asking a pertinent Climate Change question regarding the burning of the Amazon. ******* Monday, September 16, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina Tulsi Gabbard broadcast live on the Fallon Forum. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard! Posted by Fallon Forum on Monday, September 16, 2019 Continue reading →

John Delaney

Saturday, June 29, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Samantha Kuhn, Anmol Pakhale, Susan Pohl Congressman Delaney has agreed to be in a Climate Debate–he’s in!!       ******* Sunday, March 31, 2019 Iowa City Bird Dogs: Holly Hart Holly Hart reports: “Delaney had just been talking about the technology which uses natural gas, and apparently captures the carbon [perhaps Allam Cycle technology]. So I first asked him where that natural gas was coming from, then, based on what he just Continue reading →

Bill de Blasio

Sunday, August 11, 2019 Des Moines Iowa State Fair Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina, Sam Kuhn, Anmol Pakhale Ed asks de Blasio if he’ll publicly speak out against doubling the flow of oil in the Dakota Access pipeline. The visual element of the video is not great — that’s Ed in the dark blue shirt (on the right) and de Blasio in the light blue shirt (on the left). But the audio is excellent, and de Blasio seems like he’ll be Continue reading →

Mark Charles

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Sioux City Bird Dogs: Maria Rundquist, Madonna Nitzki, Jane Hey, and Renee Weinberg Mark Charles is Native American and a graduate of UCLA (BA History) running for president as an independent. Maria Rundquist spoke with him at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum. Maria writes, “I was impressed with Mark Charles. He gave us a good lecture of Native American history and spoke extensively regrading the Dakota Access Pipeline.”

Julian Castro

Saturday, July 27, 2019 Des Moines Asian & Latino Coalition Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Adrianne Erickson, Ed Fallon, Sam Kuhn, Valerie Madison, Todd Steichen Adrianne reports: “Regarding today’s meeting with Secretary Castro: he made it known that he would make it a goal to lead us towards net zero emissions and also create jobs through the clean energy economy. He mentioned rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, negotiating with our allies to make even bigger goals, and investing in the Green New Deal. “However, from my Continue reading →

Pete Buttigieg

Saturday, October 12, 2019 Roosevelt High School Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Channing Dutton Our Bold Iowa bird dogs had an eventful Saturday! While they attended the Buttigieg town hall, Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon managed to maneuver themselves behind Mayor Pete. Having snuck in Bold Iowa signs to the event, they slipped their Bold Iowa “Climate is a Crisis” signs over their Buttigieg signs when Mayor Pete started speaking, they slipped their Climate is a Crisis signs over their Buttigieg signs Continue reading →

Steve Bullock

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dog: Shaun Ahern Shaun asked Bullock if he would oppose Energy Transfer Partner’s proposal to double the flow of oil through the Dakota Access Pipeline. Bullock told Shaun that he didn’t know much about DAPL, but thought he would probably be opposed to it. He mentioned the situation he has dealt with in Montana with the Keystone XL Pipeline. ******* Thursday, August 8, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina ******* Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Des Continue reading →