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Train Derails in Wisconsin

A freight train has derailed near De Soto in Crawford County, sending multiple cars into the Mississippi River. Almost three months after the derailment in East Palestine, where are we with train regulations? And do you believe officials when they say “everything is contained and fine”?

Then we discuss RoJo’s latest comments on climate change and how it’s good for Wisconsin and ask you, have you personally felt the effects of climate change in Wisconsin?

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Ron Johnson Thinks Climate Change is Good for Wisconsin

A freight train has derailed near De Soto in Crawford County, sending multiple cars into the Mississippi River. The derailment occurred at around 12:15 p.m. Thursday, according to BNSF Railway. All crew members had been accounted for and local first responders were on site.

The county’s emergency management director said in an evening press conference that there was no threat to the public and no environmental hazard posed by the derailment. 

No offense to that guy, but, after what happened in East Palestine two months ago… do you trust everything is just “ok”?

While it may not have gone KABOOM the way the Norfolk Southern train did, the cars were carrying paint, lithium batteries, and oxygen.  


Read more: What we know about the train derailment in Wisconsin

RoJo’s “Warmer is Better Argument”

Evergreen headline, “Ron Johnson said (something about almost anything). Experts disagree.”

Ron Johnson said climate change could be good for Wisconsin. Experts disagree.

This week, Ron Johnson again questioned whether climate change is as bad as researchers are saying — and made the argument that warmer temperatures might actually be GOOD for Wisconsin. 

Beyond how selfish and ethnocentric it is to argue that, “so long as climate change isn’t that bad for one part of the world, why should we care?”, it’s not even accurate. 
There is a myriad of ways that climate change is bad for Wisconsin, from our crops and farming to our winter sports to flooding and natural disasters. Yes, it’s nice when winter doesn’t feel THAT bad, but more people than you think are worried about it.

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