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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 […]

Amber’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

By Paul Huttner April 11, 2019 Hear a Climate Story from our 2019 Talk Climate Institute attendee Amber Brooks of Souix Falls, South Dakota. https://media.climategen.org/20190411-amber-talk-climate-institute-20190411_cc_20190411_64.mp3 Attorney Kyle Tisdel, energy and communities director for the Western Environmental Law Center, explains the effect of a federal judge in Wyoming denying oil and gas leases in Wyoming because […]

Jay’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

By Paul Huttner January 31, 2019 Hear a Climate Story from Jay McCleary of Red Wing, Minnesota. https://media.climategen.org/20190131-mpr-climate-cast-jays-climate-story-20190131_cc_20190131_64.mp3 Ernst Rauch, head of the Climate Group at Munich Reinsurance, explains how insurance companies are grappling with the massive financial toll on this week’s Climate Cast. Why climate change cost the U.S. $160 billion last year Listen […]

MaryBeth’s Climate Story

Mary Beth Garrigan is a visual artist and you can learn more about her work at http://www.uglydaisy.com/category/garrigan/. This story was originally shared at the Climate Conversation: Silverwood Park in partnership with Climate Generation and Three Rivers Park District. The New Climate My art usually is inspired by stories. Stories about the topic of climate change […]

John and Molly’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

By Paul Huttner February 14, 2019 Hear a Climate Story from Molly Reichert and John Kim, whose “Phase II” art piece was part of the Climate Conversation focusing on art and climate change with Climate Generation and Three Rivers Park District. https://media.climategen.org/20190214-mpr-climatecast-stories-futures-north-20190214_cc_20190214_64.mp3 Deke Arndt, chief of the monitoring section at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental […]

Ben Weaver’s Climate Story

Ben was a featured storyteller at the Climate Conversation at Silverwood Park in February of 2019 in partnership with Climate Generation and Three Rivers Park District. To learn more about Ben’s work visit: http://www.benweaver.net. This Story is a Spiral Two birds flew out from a cloud I looked up as they went overhead making a […]

Climate change: The arts can help tell the story of our time and provoke us to act

By Dawn Bentley February 21, 2019 From 2014–2017, I served as executive director of Art Shanty Projects, a creative placemaking festival that took place in the middle of winter on a frozen surface of a Minnesota lake. Our mission was to expand the notion of art and artist by creating an artist-driven temporary community. On […]

Joseph’s Climate Story

Joseph Rousu is the founder and Chief Operations Officer of Ogema Organics. He is a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and resident of the White Earth Reservation. An earlier version of Joseph’s story originally aired on Minnesota Public Radio’s Climate Cast show and shared through our e-communications, however Joseph wanted to tell a more […]

Jim’s Climate Story

Jim Gilbert’s Nature Notes are heard on WCCO Radio beginning at 7:10 a.m. each Sunday morning. His outdoor observations and the phenology notes he collects from a network of observers across Minnesota and western Wisconsin are used for the radio broadcasts and have been part of the Minnesota Weatherguide Environment Calendars since 1977. Jim is […]