Tag Archives: Climate

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 →

Cory Booker unveils tax credit plan in first Sioux City campaign stop

Iowa City Press-Citizen Excerpt: Two women asked about climate change, and Booker said there is only a 12-year window before climate impacts become irreversible. Booker supports the Green New Deal proposed this year by Democrats, and said he would rejoin the international 2016 Paris Accord to reduce carbon emissions. Linda Santi, of Sioux City, asked if lawmakers should write off trying to save the lowest-lying coastal areas impacted by rising waters. Booker answered, “There are no throwaway people, no throwaway communities.” Continue reading →

Andrew Yang

Sunday, April 28, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Sid Barfoot, Kathy Byrnes, Beth Chrzastek, Ed Fallon, Lysa Fisk, Osric Jamerson, Sheila Knoploh-Odole, Samantha Kuhn, Pascha Morgan, Matthew Peirce, Todd Steichen Dressed as penguins, Bold Iowa members staged an action at Andrew Yang’s campaign event in Des Moines today, calling Mr. Yang out for remarks he has made on climate change, and challenging him to prioritize the climate crisis. Six activists dressed as penguins were supported by other Bold Iowa members throughout the audience, two holding Continue reading →

Marianne Williamson

Sunday, May 5, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Doug Fuller, Jeannie McCrea Marianne Williamson responds to Climate Bird Dogs urging her to make the climate crisis her top priority. Thanks to Jeannie McCrea for capturing the video. ******* Monday, February 5, 2019 Des Moines, Hoq Restaurant Over 30 Bold supporters Bold Iowa organized a forum for Marianne Williamson, attended by over thirty people. Speaking in this video are Keith Puntenney, Vern Johnson, Josh Mandelbaum, Kathy Byrnes, Christine Nobiss, Lyssa Wade and Continue reading →

Elizabeth Warren

Sunday, May 26, 2019, 4:30 p.m. Fairfield Bird Dogs: Ann Bosold, Pat Bosold, Jonas Magram, Denyce Rusch, Carole Simmons, Mary Tarnoff, Francis Thicke and others with Climate Action Iowa         ******* Sunday, May 26, 2019, 2:00 p.m. Ottumwa Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern Shaun was the lone climate bird dog at Warren’s event in Ottumwa. He held a “Climate is a Crisis” sign, and reports that Warren did talk quite a bit about the climate crisis. ******* Friday, March 29, 2019, 6:45 p.m. Continue reading →

Eric Swalwell

Sunday, April 28, 2019 Nevada Bird Dogs: Sid Barfoot Sid reports: “He has two proposals in his speech–host a climate accord in the US and retrain fossil fuel workers to work in the green economy. After the stump speech, as he was working the room again, I told him that he needed to put his climate change policy on his website. So far, he hasn’t done that yet. “My thoughts are, it’s good he has a plan and includes it in his stump speech, but Continue reading →

Bernie Sanders

Saturday, March 9, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Sam Kuhn, Adrianne Erickson, Blake Erickson, Kari Noble, Todd Steichen, Jennie Erwin, Lysa Fisk, Marty Monroe, Brenda Milligan Our squad of climate bird doggers wasn’t intimidated by the Sanders campaign’s decision to prohibit signs. Our message of urgency on the climate crisis is simply too important to be silenced. When Sanders began to talk climate in the middle of his speech (see video below, through the 47:46 mark), the signs came out. At one point, Continue reading →

Tim Ryan

Monday, May 21, 2019 Council Bluffs Bird Dog: John Davis “I talked with Ryan. He doesn’t yet have a climate plan, but told me will have one at some point. He said he’s going to make fighting climate change one of his top priorities and asked me to send him information he can review to help put together his climate plan. I’ll do that, and told Ryan it also would be good to look at what Inslee, O’Rourke and Sanders have committed to.” — John Continue reading →

Beto O’Rourke

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kahty Byrnes, John Davis, Ed Fallon, Sam Kuhn There’s no environmentally sound way to exploit, transport, refine, and burn oil. O’Rourke defending his 2015 vote to allow the export of crude oil suggests he doesn’t grasp the urgency of the climate crisis, despite the forward-thinking plan he released this month. Read O’Rourke’s statements in Ed’s blog: Apology is O’Rourke’s path out of climate contradiction ******* Monday, May 7, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Sam Kuhn, Jeannie McCrea, Continue reading →

Amy Klobuchar

Sunday, May 26, 2019 Boone Bird Dogs: Sid Barfoot, Mark Clipsham Mark Clipsham writes: “I liked her, and found her very personable without the politician feel. That said, she talked a lot about health care, but not about health. She talked a lot about helping farmers, but not about the fact that we need a different kind of farmer and food chain/sourcing. She didn’t seem to be able to connect all the dots. “We need to point out to the candidates that the American consumer Continue reading →