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Climate anxiety: Taking the first step is the hardest

By Logan Reider July 26, 2019 As a young child in Minnesota, I enjoyed playing outside but didn’t always feel the deep connection to the outdoors that many people experience in their very earliest memories. For me, it was a process of gradually becoming more attuned to the world around me and my place in […]

How can I get a job that fights climate change?

By Zoe Sayler August 1, 2019 Dear Umbra, What types of programs, initiatives, etc. can help high school students prepare for employment within the green economy? — Leaping Onto the Sustainability Train Dear LOST, If this question came to me as recently as a year ago, I might assume it was sent in by an […]

How should climate change be taught in schools across America?

By Andrew Urevig June 20, 2019 Earth frowns. With a face of green and blue, the planet’s mood is blue, too — as unblinking eyes cast a somber stare. Colored with crayons, this drawing is the schoolwork of Maya, a fifth grader from the United States. At the top sits a title: “Greenhouse Gas Effect.” Piercing Earth’s […]

The one sure way to convince a climate denier

By Zoe Sayler May 23, 2019 Back in 2007, South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis rebelled against the Republican party and his conservative state: He told the world that climate change was real, that it was caused by humans, and that his party would “get hammered” if they didn’t step up and do something about it. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Youth spark community conversations on climate change

By Elizabeth Callen May 9, 2019 Annica Stiles thinks a lot about climate change. The Forest Lake junior is an active member of her school’s environment club and plans to declare a major in environmental humanities when she gets to college next fall. Climate change, she said, is the defining issue of her generation, and […]

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 […]

Zaria’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

By Paul Huttner April 25, 2019 Hear a climate story from Zaria Romera, a youth leader from our Youth Convening Minnesota program. https://media.climategen.org/20190425-mpr-climatecast-zaria-climate-story-20190425_cc_20190425_64.mp3 How local electric co-op elections can impact greenhouse gas emissions Many Minnesotans are running for seats on their local electric co-op boards with the aim of making a bigger impact on greenhouse […]