Tag Archives: climate change

Obama golfs while climate burns

Further proof (from the Argus Leader, a newspaper apparently bent on denying the evidence of its own reporting) that climate change is heating up: After suffering through the worst drought in decades last year, farmers throughout South Dakota should brace … Continue reading

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Climate Change & the Sociopolitics of Newspaper Reporting

A couple weeks ago, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader published a lead story entitled “Hint for state‚Äôs climate future: think Kansas,” the gist of which seemed to amount to, “Climate change isn’t so bad! Look, warmer winters!” I then proceeded … Continue reading

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Five easy ways to say NO to Keystone XL

This weekend, tens of thousands of people from all across the country will converge on Washington, D.C. for a Forward on Climate rally to urge President Obama to take urgent action to avert global climate catastrophe. Foremost among their concerns? … Continue reading

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SD getting warmer – it’s a good thing! Or not…

Longer growing seasons! Warmer winters! What could be wrong with global climate change? That’s the overall impression one gets of a recent headline in the Argus Leader, “Hint for state’s climate future: think Kansas“: South Dakota in 2050 will have … Continue reading

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Heineman for KXL, Gathering to Protect the Sacred against; now for Mister Obama…

A big (although far from final) hurdle to the Keystone XL Pipeline was removed a few days ago when Nebraska’s Governor Dave Heineman gave the green light to TransCanada’s pipeline plans through his state: Gov. Dave Heineman of Nebraska approved … Continue reading

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Forward on Climate Rally – Feb 17th JOIN US

On Feb. 17, thousands of Americans, including five South Dakotans (including the executive director of the SD Peace & Justice Center) will converge on the Washington Mall to demand that the Obama Administration take action against the Keystone XL Pipeline. … Continue reading

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SD drought fails to improve

I wrote recently about how SD’s drought has actually gotten worse in recent months. And the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor report shows things still aren’t getting better. The Rapid City Journal reports: Drought conditions have not changed in the … Continue reading

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