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Water and climate in the American Southwest

By Paul Huttner October 25, 2018 This week on Climate Cast, Brad Udall schools us on the West’s changing hydrology and water resources. He’s a senior climate researcher and scientist at Colorado State University. Then, we hear a Climate Story from Tim Reese, manager at Gale Woods Farm. https://media.climategen.org/20181025-mpr-climatecast-tim-reese-climate-story.mp3   Listen to the full episode […]

A climate voice: Kate Dorry

By Paul Huttner September 6, 2018 Is the American desert shifting east? The 100th meridian is the longitudinal line running from Texas through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and into the Dakotas. Climate experts designate this invisible line as the boundary line between the arid west and the more humid east. A new study suggests climate change […]

Weather Channel documents struggles of climate refugees in the U.S.

By Paul Huttner August 16, 2018 This week on Climate Cast we’re talking about increases. There’s been a surge in climate refugees on the United States’ coasts as the seas rise. A boom in the tick population as winters warm. And, on a brighter note, an increase of clean energy jobs in the Midwest. Weather […]

How are Minnesota cities preparing for climate change?

By Paul Hutner July 26, 2018 Mati, Greece. Santa Rosa, California. Houston, Texas. All overrun by climate change-enhanced firestorms and floods in the past year. How are Minnesota cities preparing? That’s where we start the show. Here’s a rundown: In Minnesota, climate change means more flash floods from extreme rainfall events. Our heavier, 21st-century climate […]

Lacy’s Climate Story

Lacy Tooker-Kirkevold was a climate storyteller featured during our Youth Convening Minnesota project at the convening in Moorhead, Minnesota. Throughout my youth I attended a bible camp in Amery, Wisconsin every Summer. It was on a huge beautiful lake, so every morning we would have to bundle up in our sweatshirts on our way to […]

Danny’s Climate Story

Danny Friedman was a climate storyteller featured during our Youth Convening Minnesota project at the convening in Warba, Minnesota. I talked a lot as a kid. If you know me, you might say that I still do. My mother told me that as a younger person, the only time I would stop talking was in […]

Johnette’s Climate Story

Johnette Ostlund, a freshman at Carlton High School, was a climate storyteller featured during our Youth Convening Minnesota project at the convening in Carlton, Minnesota in partnership with Youth Eco Solutions (YES!). Growing up, I’ve done a lot of mountain biking with my friends and family. Now, I’m actually part of the new CEC (Cloquet […]

Taylor’s Climate Story

Taylor Turman, a tenth grader at Northern Lights Community School and local beekeeper, was a climate storyteller featured during our Youth Convening Minnesota project at the convening in Warba, Minnesota. I grew up in Grand Rapids, my family having moved here when I was four. When I was in the second grade, my dad retired […]