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    Kevin Hall hosts Climate Politics on KFCF 88.1 FM every second and fourth Friday, 5 p.m.–6 p.m. He tweets as @airfrezno and @sjvalleyclimate and coordinates an informal network of climate activists at Contact him at for presentations and information.

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Climate Profits Prophet

It’s difficult to imagine bringing a child into today’s world, someone destined to live beyond the year 2100; the extreme weather-related risks between now and 2050 worry me enough already. But that’s [...] Continue Reading

Do Not Pass FresGo!

The unfortunately named Texas game company Top Trumps has garnered Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer’s enthusiastic support for a local version of Monopoly, the board game focused on property ownership, [...] Continue Reading

Facing Fresno Fascism

No local Republican elected officials have denounced Donald Trump, his violent political movement or the MAGA takeover of the GOP. This means every Republican office holder—from the mayor and [...] Continue Reading

Endorsements Take Courage, Too

When Esmeralda Soria ran unsuccessfully for Congress four years ago, the folks at Courage California, formerly Courage Campaign, heartily endorsed her as part of a slate of progressives, a California [...] Continue Reading

Fresno Oppression, Cruelty Ignored

“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” —Martin Luther King Jr. Photos splashed across the Internet of smiling [...] Continue Reading

Smoggies Return in January

Fresno’s premier awards ceremony for worst quotes and votes by local polluters and those who serve them—The Smoggies—is returning for a third straight year. Renowned for its sarcasm, lack of trigger [...] Continue Reading

Bitcoining Climate Change

I don’t envy Gov. Gavin Newsom. He has a young daughter counting on him to address climate change and safeguard her future. The burden of such a responsibility, so close to the heart, must weigh as [...] Continue Reading

Death and Injustice in Fresno

There is an unequal justice system in Fresno. One for the police and the rich. Another for the poor and working class. For the unhoused of Fresno, there is often no justice. Some recent examples of [...] Continue Reading

The Rite of Fresno: Composing a Rezone

Fans of the composer Igor Stravinsky might find his modernist work The Rite of Spring a suitable soundtrack for the story of Peter Stravinski the developer, particularly its “Sacrificial Dance” [...] Continue Reading

“Down There” in West Fresno

A recent comment from a Fresno City Council member rang an old, all too familiar bell. When District 1 representative Annalisa Perea referred to West Fresno as “down there” in an interview with [...] Continue Reading

Climate Boomers, Doomers and Zoomers

Most people’s first reaction to the threat of climate change is the technofix. Raised to place our faith in market forces, we almost instinctively turn to technological solutions. A primary tenet is [...] Continue Reading

Climate-Proofing Our Communities

“There is no later. This is later.”—The Road, Cormac McCarthy, RIP (1933–2023) The road to preparing communities for climate shocks is narrow and short. It has been mostly destroyed by market-based [...] Continue Reading