With the recent collapse of the second largest Emperor Penguin colony, Bold Iowa’s Climate Refugee Penguins greeted presidential candidates at the entrance to the Polk County Steak Fry with a poignant message about the tragedy of extinction in the New Climate Era. Penguins danced to R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” as the Fossil Fuel Reaper cut them down one by one with his sickle. The Reaper then began to take out humans, with the message that climate change threatens all of us with extinction.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 Asian & Latino Coalition Forum Des Moines, Iowa Bird Dogs: Samantha Kuhn, Valerie Madison, Shaun Ahern, Ed Fallon Sam thanked Andrew Yang for saying “climate is existential threat #1,” and asked if he would launch a climate mobilization as his first act as president. Yang insisted that passing the “Freedom Dividend” should come first. After that, he would work on infrastructure, climate change, and other priorities. To us, his claim that climate is existential threat #1 rings hollow when it’s buried Continue reading →
Sunday, January 26, 2020 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon and Samantha Kuhn Samantha writes: This was an event at Urban Dreams, a non-profit that works with Des Moines’ Black community. Joe Biden’s approach to convincing people to vote for him was bizarre. Ed asked him about his contradictory positions on pipelines, since Biden claims to be anti-pipeline but also wants to rebuild and replace older pipelines. When asked about this, he informed Ed, “Go find yourself another candidate.” We were grouped Continue reading →