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Talking about climate change in Trump country: in Minnesota, "Rural Climate Dialogues" get people across the political spectrum to discuss global warming

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Ostrander, Madeline (main author)
Format:
Report summary
Publication Date:
2017-12-14
URL:
https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2018-1-january-february/feature/talking-about-climate-change-trump-country
Published:
USA: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
communication barriers, environment, environmental communication, environmental policy, environmental quality, information issues, participation, politics, public information, weather, discussion groups, mediation, climate, climate change, dialogue, civic engagement, citizen juries
Notes:
10 pages., via website, The national magazine of the Sierra Club., FOR 47 YEARS, HARVEY KRAGE LIVED IN a white farmhouse with red shutters on the side of a bluff about 11 miles from the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota. He and his family kept ducks in a pair of ponds and drank water from the springhouse in their backyard. For three decades, Krage commuted from the farm through a woodland of red cedar and black maple, past corn and bean fields, to the small city of Winona, where he retreaded massive, heavy construction tires for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Then for another decade, he drove the company's semitrailers, passing the long hours with talk radio, especially the diatribes of right-wing commentator Rush Limbaugh. That's how he first heard about climate change, "about how crazy these scientists were."