[Q&A] Fallon’s Mission: To Extinguish The Fire That Is Our Climate Crisis

Ed Fallon took on a local political giant a generation ago to become an Iowa State Representative. He then fell short in his bids to be governor and a U.S. Congressman. But, his campaigns were not in vain with important and principled positions being advanced in each effort.

Now Fallon has shifted his emphasis to the “issue of our times”: The Climate Crisis. He asserts it is not just an ecological crisis but a moral one citing no less than Pope Francis’ recent call for climate change as support for his cause. To further make his point Fallon has walked across our state and across our nation. He will soon travel to Europe to join a walk there.

Ed Fallon

In this photo provided by the Iowa Progress, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed Fallon, left, listens to Nora Kischer-Browne outside Mears Cottage on the Grinnell University campus Friday, April 28, 2006, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Iowa Progress)

On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, UrbanIowaToday.com sat down with Ed to talk about why this is such an important issue and what can be done to make a difference.