Siri’s Climate Story

Some of the best memories I have from growing up are from playing pond hockey. I used to spend hours and hours of my evenings as a kid playing with my friends and family at the neighborhood rink near my school. I practically lived there from the time the ice was ready in December until […]

Terry’s Climate Story

Guys’ Ski Trips One of the things that many Minnesotans of a certain age may identify with is the development of cross country skiing. In the early 70s it consisted of tramping through the woods on wide wooden skis, stopping occasionally to apply wax and take a swig from a leather wineskin. There were few […]

Anna’s Climate Story

What We Have to Lose I’m a very lucky person, and not just because I belong to a beautiful family, but because I was born in Minnesota, a state with amazing access to Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in North America, and our own personal collection of just absolutely amazing untouched woods and water. […]

Paul & Susan Schurke’s Climate Story

This week as we mark the 30th anniversary of our 1986 North Pole expedition, Will Steger has noted that global warming has disintegrated the Canadian ice shelf from which we launched out across the Arctic Ocean: human-induced climate change has eliminated our route.  While that may only impact a few extreme adventurers like us, here […]

Hannah’s Climate Story

My climate story starts in Alexandria, MN. When I was young, I spent my summers at our family cabin. My mom and dad would work hard all day building our cabin and improving our yard. That left my brothers and I to play in the lake, fish, and catch frogs all day. In the evening […]

Mike’s Climate Story

Minnesota has a great diversity of quality fishing opportunities throughout the state but nowhere more evident than here in the north central part of the state.  Fishing is an important part of our cultural identity and a significant contributor to our local economies.  Fishing tourism in Minnesota generates over $2.8 billion in economic activity, $640 million in tax […]

David’s Climate Story

The Red River of the North is notorious for flood stories. Growing up in Fargo-Moorhead, I was used to the floods; the Broadway Bridge closed every spring. In 1993, the National Guard built a dike in Trollwood Park to protect the stage where Trollwood Performing Arts School was producing Anything Goes. I was in the […]

Jared’s Climate Story

Jared is currently a junior at Macalester College, where he is working towards a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science. Jared worked with Climate Generation during fall of 2015 as an intern on the Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions project. I have a complicated relationship with Mount Rainier. The mountain is a […]

Arlene’s Climate Story

I am Arlene Jones and I am a farmer.  I wasn’t always a farmer, having grown up in a large urban area in Western Michigan.  I moved to Minnesota to raise a family and spent 23 years in the healthcare field, primarily responsible for policy implementation and performance management outcomes.  The farm was purchased as […]