Author: Climate Generation

Blue skies are calling…

Letter from the Executive Director Great news to kick off summer! According to a recent report, costs for renewable energy are competitive to the costs of oil, coal and gas-fired power plants and it’s cheaper to choose renewable energy over the development of a new fossil fuel plant. This might explain why our state’s largest […]

Julie’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

By Paul Huttner May 23, 2019 Hear a climate story from Julie Marckel of the Science Museum of Minnesota and a 2019 Talk Climate Institute attendee. https://media.climategen.org/20190523-mpr-climatecast-julie-marckel-climate-story-20190523_cc_20190523_64.mp3 Full broadcast: Climate change risk showing up in real estate Rising seas higher storm surges, and unprecedented flooding adds up to more risk for trillions of dollars of […]

Daniella’s Climate Story

Daniella was a youth storyteller during the 2019 Youth Climate Convening in Red Wing, part of the Youth Convening Minnesota program. I am half Costa Rican and half American. Being born and raised in the Midwest has made me realize the beauty of the outdoors and being outside. I’ve gotten to adventure to bluffs, rivers, […]

Amber’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

Hear a second Climate Story from our 2019 Talk Climate Institute attendee Amber Brooks of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. https://media.climategen.org/20190516-mpr-climatecast-Amber-Brooks-climate-story-20190516_cc_20190516_64.mp3 Full broadcast: What we don’t know about polar ice melt The rate of polar ice melt is a critical wild card in projecting sea level rise and climate change impacts. Laurence Padman, who specializes in […]

Mallary’s Climate Story

Mallary was a youth storyteller during the 2019 Youth Climate Convening in Red Wing, part of the Youth Convening Minnesota program. I’m from a small town in Minnesota called Frontenac. What I love about where I live is how homey it feels. We are a pretty close knit community and I like that. When you […]

Turning climate grief into action

Letter from the Executive Director We know climate change is heavy. The United Nations report released last week issues a sober reminder about the state of biodiversity on our planet: 1 million species are at risk of extinction, with human-induced climate change one of several culprits. We know climate change is an emotional experience as […]

Joel’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

Hear a climate story from Joel Light, University of Northwestern St. Paul biology professor and 2019 Talk Climate Institute participant. https://media.climategen.org/20190509-mpr-climate-cast-joel-climate-story-20190509_cc_20190509_64.mp3 Full broadcast: Fish on the move under climate change A new study in the journal Nature finds fish are on the move because of climate change. But which species can adapt, and which will […]

Eric’s Climate Story

For seven years of my life, I lived in Turkey. For the first four years there, I lived in Istanbul. If you didn’t already know, in Turkey there is litter everywhere, even if there is a trash can nearby. This alone was enough to cause me concern about how we are handling our resources. After […]

Betty’s Climate Story

Betty Tisel was an attendee of our 2019 Talk Climate Institute. My name is Betty Tisel, and I’m from Minneapolis. Here’s a short climate story, from the future. It is 10:30 p.m. A young woman enters the train station alone. As she steps along, small path lights come on to illuminate the area. Behind her, […]

Lori’s Climate Story

Lori Imsdahl is a public health practitioner and communication specialist. She writes for fun at loriimsdahl.com. It was 2006, and I was tired. I was so tired, I fell asleep watching Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth at a theater in Brooklyn. My friend elbowed me when I began to snore, my body slumped against a […]