My childhood bedroom had pastel yellow walls with blue hand-painted stars sprinkled across the slanted ceilings, a remnant from its previous resident. At night I would lie in bed, tracing the outlines of stars with my eyes that I could just barely make out through the moonlight streaming in from a small window. Growing up, […]
By Greg Dalton September 17, 2019 This story was originally published on the Climate One podcast. We’re proud to have Ben Santer as a member of Climate Generation’s Advisory Board. https://media.climategen.org/20190917-climateone-cc_20190917_cl1_Ben%20Santer_Podcast_FINAL.mp3 This special episode is part of the My Climate Story series, published in partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news […]
I realized in that moment that my dad could have become a victim of climate change just like so many of the vulnerable, disabled, and elderly people do in climate emergencies around the world.
It dawned on me then that stars don’t shine without darkness, but with the light in my everyday environment, I was taking it for granted.
Climate Reality Training August 4, 2019 My name is Lia Harel. I am 18 years old, and I am from Minnetonka, Minnesota, a city about 20 minutes west of Minneapolis. I am a youth climate activist, though this wasn’t always a key pillar of my identity. Growing up, I knew myself as an artist who […]
As I coped with loss and single parenthood the world felt suddenly ominous, and I felt a whole new level of responsibility for meeting the needs of a brand new baby girl.
A 40-foot black cherry tree fell on top of our brand-new electric vehicle while we were driving along a city street on Arbor Day, April 26th of 2019.
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 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, […]
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 […]