A group of global warming alarmists has been forced to shorten an outdoor rally in Fairbanks this week due to dangerously low temperatures that have dipped to negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

Activists associated with the Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition (FCAC) are now planning to hold a brief 30-minute gathering, which they have coined “The Winds of Change Rally,” to pressure the Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) to agree to buy wind-generated power and transition away from fossil fuels.

The Jan. 23 rally is set to occur outside the GVEA office in Fairbanks, with FCAC activist planning to flood the board meeting with signs and testimony after they warm up from the frigid weather.

“Due to the cold temps, we’ll be pushing back the start time for tomorrow’s Winds of Change Rally,” a Jan. 22 alert from the group stated. “This way we’ll only be outside for 30 minutes before heading inside to testify. Please come prepared to stay warm and safe!”

Formed in November 2015, FCAC whole heartedly ascribes to the controversial notion that man-made global warming is destroying the earth, and that the main culprit is human dependence on fossil fuels. They are also staunch defenders of abortion, and often meld the issues. The FCAC’s website describes itself as a “growing group of concerned citizens motivated by the moral, spiritual, and scientific duty to take action” for “the earth, and all living beings.”

Ultimately, FCAC wants the electric company to completely transition away from all fossil fuels – including low-cost coal and even natural gas – a move that will likely mean much higher electricity bills for those living in the Fairbanks area.

While the upcoming rally may not change any of the activists minds, the event is occurring at a time when Arctic Sea ice is growing at near record levels, and bitter cold is gripping much of the U.S.

This past December, the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported that sea ice recorded its third-highest monthly gain in the modern 45-year record. According to the science blog No Tricks Zone, January is expected to be another cold and above average ice-building month in the Arctic.

For the upcoming GVEA meeting, activists want the electric company’s board to sign power purchase agreements with the AMERESCO Delta Wind Project, and the Alaska Renewables Shovel Creek wind project. They also want GVEA to agree to a long-term alternative energy plan that ultimately eliminates use of much cheaper fossil fuels.

The GVEA cooperative was formed nearly 80 years ago, when locals were looking for ways to provide reasonably priced electricity to rural parts of Interior Alaska. Today, GVEA serves nearly 100,000 residents in Fairbanks and Interior regions.

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Alaska global warming alarmists forced to shorten rally due to -30 degree temps

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • kathleen brave says:

    There is not enough wind in fairbanks to make the project worthwhile. If we have some of the dirtiest air in the world, why would you think that is? Fairbanks is in a valley, that relies on a wind to blow through it. .. be better off with solar power, guaranteed to have daylight 24 hours a day for summer. Maybe something that runs off forest fires lol

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      I think the forest fires approach is the most predictable of fire, wind, or solar! Lol

  • Lucinda says:

    Hello Joel. Weather and climate are different things.

    • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

      Joel doesn’t get it. The heat that is building up in Earth atmosphere and ocean is essentially energy. And that energy is being made manifest in increasingly erratic jet streams. The arctic and antarctic are heating up four times as fast as the rest of the planet. Alaskan villages built on permafrost KNOW what’s happening. But Joel thinks everything is hunky dory.

      • Lobo says:

        There are many Climate Scientists, and Climatologists who, disagree with your “climate Change Suggestions” .. We may warm up to the higher temperatures of 1100 BC, but, you, and I will likely, not be here when that occurs. During the Holocene climate optimum, the Earth experienced much warmer eras, and it that change began around 1500 BC, took a sharp dip to a very cold era, around 550 BC.. The studies, and graphs depict times of much warmer times, and also show that the temperatures were more to the extreme points… The 1300 Medieval Warm Period was also warmer than what the recorded data has shown since then.. And, as it peaked, that was the beginning of the Little Ice Age.. There are plenty of research data sources, but an interesting read (one of many), can be viewed here;

    • josiah says:

      Thats what I was saying this summer when everyone was complaining about the heat wave

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    Transitioning to wind does not eliminate fossil fuels. Those big wind turbines still have to be tied in to an electrical grid. They are also dependent on the weather to produce the right amount of wind. Then there is the manufacture of all the components. Those are not created by wind or solar, but fossil fuels. Wind energy is a great technology and is working well in areas such as Kodiak, but it does not remove the fossil fuel variable.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Love that 30 below weather was on the agenda and not 30 above! Lol We are the plan folks. It is up to us to take action. Quit waiting for rescue – we have to rescue ourselves.
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    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Discussion in the video is about plants within each party that may be trying to set people up to get into trouble. Just like Ray Epps riling everyone up and telling them what to do that did get a lot of people in trouble. Listen to the video and watch the people around you or that you exchange communication with!

  • Mary says:

    like Electric vehicles, wind turbines require the use of a lot of cobalt which is almost 100% supplied by China’s mining operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At present, China has a monopoly on cobalt. Do you really want to be dependent on China as your power source?

  • Lucinda says:

    Lobo. I think what you’re saying is that the earth has had oscillations of climate over eons, millennia and centuries. But you are not accounting for the severity of global temperatures, the rate of change (decades) and the historic link to the Industrial Revolution. Plus it seems like you’re ignoring the very real effects of a warming earth: sea level rise, ice and permafrost melting and wildass swings in weather ( to be clear, today’s weather is not climate.) It takes lots of years of data ( i don’t know how much and what type) to map out trends that can be considered a change in climate.

    And this from NASA (trustworthy): “the vast majority of actively publishing climate scientists – 97 percent – agree that humans are causing global warming and climate change.”

    • Tamra Nygaard says:

      NASA trustworthy? Aren’t they tasked with outreach to our Islamic friends? Don’t be silly, dear. NASA has no idea how many actual scientists agree with that nonsense. The ones who say they do make money from the hustle.

      • Lucinda says:

        NASA, tamra. Those that put people and scientific instruments in space. The ones that landed a device on Mars and humans on the moon. Don’t know how you were infected with Islamic hate, maybe you welcomed defendant Trump into your mind, but if you don’t believe in the integrity of NASA but believe Trump has integrity, you will add to the demise of American democracy.

  • Jodie Gallamore says:

    Sounds like an article from the Onion or the Babylon Bee.

  • Janet Bailey says:

    Joel is an idiot