climatestories Photos & Videos

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We're kicking of our #ClimateStories campaign with a photo taken by @hannahgreenfader leaving Puerto Rico in August 2018, almost a year after Hurricane María. Specifically, this is in the Loíza municipality. You can notice the blue tarps covering the houses. Climate change is creating stronger and more destructive storms such as Hurricane María. There are still thousands without clean water and roofs over there head. These blue tarps were donated by Hannah’s Jewish Community Center (JCC) the week after the storm. ⠀ .⠀ DM us pics of the effects of climate change you've noticed while studying abroad to be featured in our Climate Stories campaign.

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Train staff to reduce waste - Make sure your employees know how much ingredients cost. Train employees on the impact of food waste to help create a sense of ownership in waste reduction policies.⠀

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When technological, organisational and social innovations change the way we live and interact, it’s difficult to imagine a life without them. Climate Mania shares reflections and news on key topics & stories of people or organisations that in their own way contribute towards the green transition. The Paris Agreement and the Sustainable development goals are clear examples of the momentum going on. So are the number of business and civil society initiatives. http://climatemania.com/the-surprising-truth-about-food-waste-and-how-to-reduce-it/

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💌✨We are very pleased to see our Letter from 2050 published on the research book about the Post-Fossil City, a quest through imagination✨💌You can find this letter also in english in our website and much more! link in bio😉 @lettersfrom2050

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💌✨We are very pleased to see our Letter from 2050 published on the research book about the Post-Fossil City, a quest through imagination✨💌You can find this letter also jn english in our website and much more! link in bio😉

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When your passion & your drive are bigger than your fears you dive in and #takeyourseat for #climateaction I’m using climate stories to draw attention to the impacts of #climatechange on our Great Barrier Reef for our kids! See “The Great Barrier Thief” over on my website (link in profile). #greatbarrierreef #greatbarrierthief #reef #climatestories #cop24 #future #kids #children #scientist #artist #author #picturebook #kidslitart #kidslit #childrensbooks #book #havegbrhope #draw #drawing #drsuziestarfish #together #protect #conservation #scicomm #sciart #art #iyor2018

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Media companies shouldn’t equivocate on the truth about climate change, says @weatherchannel editor-in-chief Greg Gilderman 🙏🏼🌍❤️ — Full interview in bio!!! #theroughcut @storyhunter . . How do you think media companies should deal with politicians who deny the causes of climate change? . . Is it media bias to tell someone that the opinion that humans are not the cause of climate change is not legitimate? Comment 👇👇 . . Thnx 🙏🏼🎥 @aranf77 #climatechange #realnews #globalwarming #weatherchannel #independentfilmmaker #climatestories #newsmedia #mediabias # #objectivenews #climatechangeisreal #globalwarmingisreal #futureofmedia #futureofvideo #videojournalism #videoproduction #mediashow #digitalvideo #videostrategist #roughcut #storyhunter

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Dubai, 2009 I made a film about a woman called Manju, a Sri Lankan domestic worker who moved to Dubai with her husband as an economic migrant. It’s a story with many different threads. Hers has a happy ending (that came about a while after I finished the film). This is a photo of one of the workers’ buses carrying men who worked on the construction of the roads, buildings and bridges of the ever-expanding city in the desert back to their accommodation. I’m going back to Nepal in a few weeks where I also went in 2009. I went to a village which, like many villages in South East Asia, depended on money sent back by villagers who had moved to places in the Middle East like Dubai. Their village was increasingly being hit by drought and then floods and then drought and then more flood. Some of the people who go to the Middle East live away for decades. For some it works out pretty well, for many, it’s a hard, hard life. It’s a strange world we live in. #manju #film #lifestory #migration #migrant #women #womeninfilm #asia #landscape #architecture #stories #storytelling #globetrotter #families #life #climatechange #climate #climatestories @canonuk

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If you like @lettersfrom2050 please support us here too!💌 and for the ones that doesn’t know the project here it is a brief explanation “is a collection of fictional narratives about post-fossil future. We write stories, organise exhibitions and do workshops to imagine life in 2050 💌 you would find much more in our website! 😉

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@lettersfrom2050 is a collection of fictional narratives about post-fossil future. We write stories, organise exhibitions and do workshops to imagine life in 2050 💌

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Oakland is lost in a thick haze of wildfire smoke. You can kinda make out some of the buildings of downtown in the bottom of the frame. You can donate $ to help efforts with the #CampFire at redcross.org - - - Elon Musk said it best in his interview with #climate scientist Michael Mann: - - - “what we can conclude, with a great deal of confidence now, is that climate change is making these [wildfires] more extreme ... we know we’ll run out of dead dinosaurs to mine for fuel & have to use sustainable energy eventually, so why not go renewable now & avoid increasing risk of climate catastrophe? Betting that science is wrong & oil companies are right is the dumbest experiment in history by far. Makes me so mad when smart, ethical scientists I know are accused of publishing climate papers for ‘grant money’. They earn [peanuts] vs their other opportunities, but give that up to help [the] world. But their accusers make billions by slowing down clean energy. Which is more credible?” - - - We need to remove science deniers from leadership at every level of government. Eventually, ALL other issues in society will become secondary to climate. #voteclimate #carbontax #climatechange image made #onassignment in the hills of #oakland #california #photolife #climatestories #elonmusk #rothko

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Guys, we got some great news - we won MIT’s Climate Colab grand prize last month at @hubweek ! In addition to connecting with some amazing folks and organizations, we got to take home funding to make the mobile version of #climatestories a reality. . Over the next few months we’ll be designing, dimensioning and crafting this stellar time travel planning pod. If you’re in the #sfbayarea and want to lend a hand, give us a shout! . So excited to push this project further into the world, bringing interactive storytelling and design and community-based planning deeper into the climate action movement. . #climateaction #climateresilience #artforclimate #designlife #sfbayareaartists

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Our community is smartening up and trying to measure our carbon footprint. Dozens of people joined us for a community fundraiser last month to show their support. We came together to share our climate stories, share some home-cooked food, and cozy up next to the season's first outdoor fires. Thanks to the Philipstown residents who came out to support this effort. #climatesmart #philipstown #community #fundraiser #climate #climatestories #gather #hudsonvalley #hv #hudsonvalleyhv #ny #newyork #cometogether #support #ECP #ecologicalcitizensproject #carbon #carbonfootprint

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Extinction. The American Plain Bison had closely reached it, back in 1900 there were less than 300 individuals! Now, it seems to be recovering, but still on the "near threatened" list. it accounts for more than 360 000 individuals grazing the big plains of America. There is still hope for all the endangered species. we, humans, need to start caring more at what there's outside our wallet than what's inside. You can care all your life to get billions on your bank account, but ultimately you won't enjoy it if you do not care about what nature had done in millions of years. Find a cause to follow, start today, you will be happy about that tomorrow. Give Cleverly Do not wait for someone else #bison #america #greatplains #racingextincton #racingclimatechange #savetheearth #savebiodiversity #savethewater #stopplasticpollution #savetheamazon #timeisup #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #pollution #instaquote #instadaily #togetherwechange #climatestories #americanbison . #LivebetterwithoutBoundaries

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This is the one of a kind epic project, it united people and countries, from the east to the west coast of the African continent, to plant trees. It steals land from the desert, fighting desertification, and converts it into a cultivable one, creating jobs and giving a future for the people. The project had begun in 2007 and had already led to noticeable improvements in the environmental conditions. Africa will make it. they will increase the production of crops, plant trees, challenge desertification, create jobs, fight hunger and give a future at the generations to come, together, all with this ambitious epic project. What about our part of the world? #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #savethefuture #savetheearth #savebiodiversity #savethetrees #riseforclimate #togetherwechange #tree #plantatree #timeisup #savetheamazon #awarness #climatestories #ClimateAction #before2050 #instagood #instalike #greatpacificgarbagepatch #ecology #goodaction #act #truefact #together #africa #peoplesclimate #greatgreenwall

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HUMAN BEINGS // "The new Homo sapiens that emerged from Africa about 50,000 years ago brought with them an unprecedented ability to affect the environment. We truly became the world's apex predator by working in very large groups and planning, coordinating and adapting strategies depending on the prey we were after." 😮 If you took it out of context, this last sentence could very well be a description of how the Republican Party and white, wealthy men in particular display their predatory behavior to go after their "prey"... 🤔 It's a fantastic book, by the way!! But that sentence though... What do you think? 😐 . . . #truevoice #science #humanbehavior #humanity #Earth #anthropocene #humanplanet #goodreads #books #bookstagram #climatechange #climatestories #climate #climateaction #climatescience #scientificresearch #mustread #bestbooks #readabook #amreading #sundayvibes #sundayreads

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When we walk like (we are rushing), we print anxiety and sorrow on the earth. We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the earth... Be aware of the contact between your feet and the earth. Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet. #ThichNhatHanh #climatestories #ntyll #leadonclimate

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Today, at the People's Climate March in San Francisco, California, I’m bringing the voices and stories of the loved ones we lost during super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). “10,000” is a piece by Filipino musician, artist, and climate advocate, Nityalila Saulo. A 3x14 feet piece covered by more than ten thousand fingerprints with the message “LIVE”. It is to represent the lives we lost and those we never found. This piece hopes to remind us to value the choices we make every day, and to inspire us to live simply so others can simply LIVE. #climaterevolution #peoplesclimatemarch #yolanda #haiyan #tayotayo #climatejustice #climatestories #leadonclimate #riseforclimate Link in bio http://bit.ly/TenThousandFingerprints

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CLIMATE STORY FROM Abby Thomsen She Her Hers, St. Paul MN. Abby Thompson she, her, hers, St. Paul MN “I want to be able to go back to Southern Utah and see the stars at night. Southern Utah holds the history of the earth and of humans in a way few places do. The fact that it is relatively pristine and unobscured by light pollution has allowed me to appreciate both the universe and humanity's place in it. I hope that everyone can be able to see the stars from a place as rich in natural and human history as Southern Utah .If the skies were fully obscured and the red rocks destroyed or developed, people in future generations would never be able to see the beauty of the area and comprehend the vastness of time and space in the universe. Remembering clear nights in the desert motivates me to ensure future generations have access to these places and these experiences. I make sure to follow preservation and protection movements in politics and vote for people who vow to protect our planet.” Currently, the biggest threat that climate change poses to Utah is warming, catalyzing the rapid melting of snowpack and foreshadowing a more arid climate and extensive drought. In fact, in 2018, most of Utah accumulated less than half the average amount of snow. Such a drastic dip in precipitation will soon present challenges in providing irrigation for crops, and clean drinking water. Drought could also loosen the soil, thereby becoming inhospitable for natural vegetation, and cause minor rock slides, altering the beautiful landscape Abby so eloquently described above. #climatestories #ourvoicesmatter

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Bryan Thomas is the Station Chief at the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory in Barrow, Alaska. This is one of four U.S. run observatories that collects atmospheric data to help us better understand how carbon and other particles found in air are related to increasing global temperatures. This relationship is known as the Keeling curve. . At this observatory, Bryan works tirelessly to ensure that the data collection instruments are functioning and working accurately. Regarding the importance of this long term observation he said, “if we weren’t watching, we wouldn’t know.” . But knowing about this data and seeing it every day can be a challenge. Bryan was quick to acknowledge his own privilege, but knows what global temperature increases might mean for many humans, “I sometimes feel really scared and sad for the people who are going to suffer, there’s a lot of suffering.” . Bryan spends every day collecting data that keeps the Keeling Curve up to date. He said he doesn’t believe he will see the curve start to go down in his lifetime, concluding, “just like justice, the curve bends eventually, but it takes a long time.”

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Alyssa Quintyne is an Interior Organizer with the Alaska Center. Lately she has been building support in Fairbanks for the Stand for Salmon initiative. A “yes” vote on ballot measure 1 would allow for local commenting in future development projects and further protection for salmon—a crucial species for ecosystems and livelihoods across the state. . Alyssa moved to Fairbanks when she was 6 and graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She noted that building support for Stand for Salmon “is going to be a swim upriver” but that they are “actually making waves.” . When it comes to climate change, Alyssa says she has noticed an increase in forest fires and abnormal temperatures, but she has hope. She’s watched as the younger generation has joined the fight. As she puts it “disasters never happen instantaneously, and neither do miracles.” . #alaskaclimatestories #brookeandkaileyridealaska

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CLIMATE STORY FEOM: Peter Jarka- Sellers He/Him/ His St. Paul MN “ I grew up with a fantastic sledding hill a mile and a half from my house in Philadelphia that my dad would take my sister and I to. One thing on my bucket list is taking my kids there to sled some dya. I am worried that climate change will make substantial snow such a rare occurrence that I will not be able to do that.”Peter Jarka-sellars Home to the infamous Liberty Bell, Philadelphia is iconically known as the City of Brotherly Love, and the birthplace of the United States, given that it is where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. Today American’s very ability to live in Philadelphia is threatened by climate change. Since the mid 2000’s Philadelphia has begun to experience much hotter summers, and much snowier winters, swinging dramatically between intensifying flooding and droughts. The consequences of such polarized weather patterns are numerous. Heat related illnesses and respiratory conditions like Asthma are on the rise currently and drinking water quality is threatened, meanwhile scientists fear that long term, major sections of Philadelphia could end up permanently under water. Should these trends continue, it is likely that future Peter will be much more worried about even living a dry and healthy life in Philadelphia, and much less worried about finding a place to go sledding. #climatestories #ourvoicesmatter

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The Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition and Native Movement are full of inspiring organizers leading a movement for climate justice in Alaska. Pictured here: Tristan Glowa, Jessica Girard, and Esau Sinnok. . Esau, an intern with Native Movement, is from Shishmaref. Melting sea ice and rising seas have pushed the 600-person Inupiaq community to repeatedly vote to relocate since 1973. Esau expressed skepticism about the community receiving the 250 million dollars needed to relocate. He said, “FEMA won’t do anything until after it falls apart.” The lack of federal assistance stings even deeper when considering that the Inupiaq people didn’t live permanently in Shishmaref prior to colonization. It was an important place for hunting sea life, but not a place for year-round inhabitance. Esau is the lead plaintiff in the case Sinnok v. State of Alaska—a climate lawsuit brought by 16 Alaskan youth. He is focusing on quickly finishing his studies at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks so he can continue to fight for his people. “It’s my responsibility to go back to my community. All 600 people raised me,” he said. . Tristan Glowa, an organizer with FCAC, referred to Alaska as a “sinking ship” as he talked about the various climate threats, particularly wildfires that have impacted his health. He discussed climate change as “a symptom of colonial extraction” and concluded, “The only way out is through collective liberation.” Jessica, the coordinator of FCAC, described the coalition as “dreamers” doing decolonizing work to Alaskanize a just transition. She emphasized that colonialism and extraction are linked and said, “A just transition is not a national campaign. It’s localized.” . #brookeandkaileyridealaska #alaskaclimatestories

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CLIMATE STORY FEOM: Sam Ryckaert He/ Him/ His St. Paul MN “Despite not being a fan of sharks, I’ve always been fascinated by the Great Barrier Reef and the opportunity to experience an ecosystem and landscape that are completely alien to what can be found on land. To dive, snorkel, otherwise visit the reef seems like an incredible experience I would hate to lose the opportunity to do.” The Great Barrier Reef, one of the 7 wonders of the world off the coast of Australia, is made up of over 3,000 individual reefs, making it larger than the country of Germany, the largest living structure on earth, and visible from space. Besides being a massive and breathtaking sight to see, the Great Barrier Reef is also home to roughly 1,700 species of different fish and mammals, thereby supporting the base of the food web for coastal Australians, and supports the livelihoods of 70 indigenous tribes. In the last two years the Great Barrier Reef has experienced two major bleaching events; a phenomenon that occurs when coral is exposed to too warm of temperatures for an extended period of time. Resultingly, over 22% of the Reef has been irreversibly damaged or killed off, causing ecosystems to completely collapse. If temperatures continue to increase or even stagnate, Sam will not only lose his chance to snorkel in the Reef, but will lose his opportunity to benefit from the food and lifestyle that the Reef supports. #climatestories #ourvoicesmatter #protectthegreatbarrierreef

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CLIMATE STORY FROM: Diala Abboud She/Her/Hers St. Paul MN “Something thats on my bucket list is visiting Antarctica, but with climate change, the ice is rapidly melting so even if I can make it before I’m 40, it might not be in great shape to go. When I was in elementary school, like 7 years old, and my friend’s dad came in to talk about his excursions to Alaska for research on a meteorite rocks, (He’s a geologist I just recently found out!) and I thought it was the coolest thing ever and ever since I wanted to somehow make my way to Antartica. Now here I am studying geology and still want to visit and do more research on water processes and the impacts of climate change, so it would suck not to be able to go since its been something i've wanted to do for so long.” Didi Aboud Antarctica is perhaps the most stereotypically referenced location when it comes to climate change, so it's easy to forget the complexities of changes in the region. Temperature increases there are more than five times the global average. Ice sheets are breaking off the mainland, destroying habitat for mammals, notably the Empire Penguins, plantlife, and marine life. Krill is especially impacted, resulting in a shortage of food for the rest of the Antarctic food-web. Changes in Antarctica are also bound to impact ocean currents and sea levels for the rest of the world. When Ronald Amundson, the first person to visit Antarctica in 1911 finally reached the pole, his mission, along with his contemporaries, was largely exploration. One can’t help but wonder if future travelers like Didi will ever get to explore more of the unknown continent, or if their endeavors will be solely reactionary, if even possible. #climatestories #ourvoicesmatter

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CLIMATE STORY FROM: Liam McMahon He Him His St. Paul MN “ Before climate change causes irrevocable damage to the Earth, I'd like to spend one more week hiking through the Appalachian Mountains. My mom’s family is from the heart of Appalachia and my uncle runs a camp in the mountains down there. For as long as I can remember, part of going to see the family involves going up into the mountains and just enjoying everything that's there.” The Appalachian Trail, a 2189 mile scenic route that stretches through the mountains from Georgia to Maine, was completed in 1937, declared a National Scenic trail in 1968, and has long been conceived of as “The Footpath for the people”. Roughly 3000 hikers attempt the trail in its entirety each year, but most visitors recreationally take on smaller segments. Scientists predict however, that if trends continue for the next 50 years, hiking major sections of the trail may not be possible. The region will likely become much hotter and dryer as foreshadowed by the 2007-2008 drought during which most of the trail in North Carolina had to be closed. Forest Fires are also on the rise, increasing from 25 to 225 on average per year from 1980 to 2008. If the severity of fires continues, it’s unlikely that Liam will be able to safely hike in the Appalachian mountains into the future #climatestories #ourvoicesmatter

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David Tomeo is the Education Program Director with Alaska Geographic at the Murie Science and Learning Center. He hooked us up with a cozy yurt in Denali National Park and cooked us a delicious salmon he caught. In 1997, David had his first adventure in Alaska when he and his wife kayaked along the state’s southeast coast for four months. They then made their way to the Denali area, drawn there because of their experience with dog sledding as Outward Bound instructors in Minnesota, eventually going on to train a winner of the Yukon Quest. . When we asked about climate change in the park, David talked about oozing mud flows, landslides,window and dropping roads from thawing permafrost. He also mentioned that as the tree line moves up with warming temperatures, Dall sheep habitat decreases. The park was originally established largely to protect the Dall sheep. As he looked out the at the spruce trees surrounding his home, he talked about wildfires but then also concluded, “I feel pretty safe and secure up here. I know I’m not going to be as impacted as much as people in poorer parts of the world or Alaskan coastal communities. I feel lucky.” . #brookeandkaileyridealaska #alaskaclimatestories #climatechange #climatestories #climatejustice #denali #denalinationalpark #permafrost #wildfires #alaska #alaskaclimatechange #climatescience

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David Tomeo is the Education Program Director with Alaska Geographic at the Murie Science and Learning Center. He hooked us up with a cozy yurt in Denali National Park and cooked us a delicious salmon he caught. In 1997, David had his first adventure in Alaska when he and his wife kayaked along the state’s southeast coast for four months. They then made their way to the Denali area, drawn there because of their experience with dog sledding as Outward Bound instructors in Minnesota, eventually going on to train a winner of the Yukon Quest. . When we asked about climate change in the park, David talked about oozing mud flows, landslides,window and dropping roads from thawing permafrost. He also mentioned that as the tree line moves up with warming temperatures, Dall sheep habitat decreases. The park was originally established largely to protect the Dall sheep. As he looked out the at the spruce trees surrounding his home, he talked about wildfires but then also concluded, “I feel pretty safe and secure up here. I know I’m not going to be as impacted as much as people in poorer parts of the world or Alaskan coastal communities. I feel lucky.” . #brookeandkaileyridealaska #alaskaclimatestories #climatechange #climatestories #climatejustice #denali #denalinationalpark #permafrost #wildfires #alaska #alaskaclimatechange #climatescience #alaskageographic

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There's a new subgenre of #ScienceFiction : #SolarPunk. In solarpunk stories, people work together to develop creative, innovative responses to a changing climate. Sarena Ulibarri, editor of a new anthology of #SolarPunk stories, hopes that "readers can see themselves in futures that they would like to participate in and help create. Solarpunk can make it feel like they can make a difference.” . Hear this story and more like it on our daily #podcast , #YaleClimateConnections , available wherever you get podcasts.

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CLIMATE STORY FROM: Katherine Kalmon She/Her/Hers Duluth MN “I’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights, because they were a huge part in my father's childhood. He was able to see them on a regular basis in rural Wisconsin, and now one almost has to go up to the Arctic Circle to even have a chance at witnessing the phenomena. Some people say that they’re just particles reflecting light, but with pollution and climate change we’ve taken away something to wonder at right above our heads. The Northern Lights, more scientifically called the Aurora Borealis, are a natural manifestation of colored lights and shapes that can be seen from both the northern and southern hemispheres. These shimmering and mysterious lights have long played a significant spiritual role in many cultures and religion for centuries, but have more recently been scientifically explained as the product of interaction between solar winds and gases in Earth's atmosphere. In order to see the Northern Lights, it is important to get to an area without light pollution, as the natural light can not overpower the man made light. However, with expanding urbanization, getting outside the range of light pollution is getting trickier and trickier. For example, in 2016, Island reported a 27% increase in light pollution, making a clear view of the Northern Lights increasingly more rare. As such, if Kate is to have a good look at the Northern Lights in the common future, it will be important for some parts of the world to agree to keep their nighttime lights to a minimum. #climatestories #ourvoicesmatter

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CLIMATE STORY FROM: Luke LeBlanc He/Him/His Minneapolis MN. “ As a musician, I would like to spend time in New Orleans, a locale filled with rich and historic culture of music and community. Not going would mean more than not seeing a place; it would represent missing out on witnessing a piece of issential American music history first hand. But I’m also worried, because the city has experienced the effects of rising sea levels, flooding, and an uptake in tropical storms” - Luke LeBlanc New Orleans, a historic port city on the Gulf of Mexico, has for many years been well known for its French Quarter, Mardis Gras, Jazz Clubs, and of course Bourbon Street. Since 2005, New Orleans has also been strongly associated with infrastructure damage from Hurricane Katrina. Concurrently, New Orleans has experienced a 62% increase in rainfall since the 1950’s and is now 40% more likely to experience an extreme weather event like Hurricane Katrina then in pre-industrial times. Already below seal level, this puts New Orleans in an incredibly precarious position. What will young musicians like Luke do if Bourbon Street ends up underwater? #climatestories #ourvoicesmatter @ourclimatevoices

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While in Anchorage, we met with folks from the Alaska Conservation Foundation and Pacific Environment. One staff member who could only pop his head in for a minute quickly said, “Three things: melting glaciers, beavers moving north, and melting permafrost.” At the end of the meeting we asked everyone what keeps them up at night and what brings them hope. . Camille Davis, ACF’s Development Associate, said, “As a black young woman, I think about how we make this work tangible. As climate change affects our earth, what happens to marginalized folks?” DJ Tyson, Pacific Environment’s Arctic Program Assistant, discussed how 90 percent of Alaska’s state revenue comes from oil. He said, “I want to figure out how to get Alaska off fossil fuels.” He then joked, “But I have a degree in Psychology, so I’m not going to figure it out.” Michael Barber, ACF Director, then emphasized that one person doesn’t need to be “smarter than climate change.” He concluded, “Where hope comes from for me is I don’t have to be right. The only thing that matters is what people are going to work on together.” . Photographed: Camille Davis and DJ Tyson #brookeandkaileyridealaska #alaskaclimatestories @alaskaconservationfoundation @pacific_environment

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CLIMATE STORY FROM Henry Beimers He/Him/His Northfield MN: “I would like to be able to ice skate on the canals in Holland. Ice skating is something that I grew up learning how to do and skating outside has always been something I’ve traditionally been able to do living somewhere with a consistent winter. There are old stories about people in the Netherlands who would travel and skate for fun on the canals when they froze during the winter. Only about once a winter, or not for several years at a time, does it get cold enough in Holland for the canals to freeze in Amsterdam. I am afraid that in a half century or so it won’t get cold enough in that part of Europe in the winter for the canals to ever freeze.” - Henry Beimers Many Dutch cities were built around canals, used for travel, irrigation, and water removal. In particular, the Amsterdam Canal District, constructed in the 17th century, is now is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meanwhile, the average temperature in the Netherlands has increased by 1.7 degrees celsius in the last century, the “summer season” has increased by about 20 days, and annual precipitation has increased by approximately 20%. Continuation of these trends mean that it is not only unlikely that Henry will be able to ice skate on frozen canals, but the canal ways could experience flooding, which would damage infrastructure, hurt restaurants and other small businesses located on the canals, hinder transportation, and reduce tourism. Henry believes that “ The only way to save these places and parts of culture is to take immediate action to try to stop the processes that have led to this rapid climate change.” #ourvoicesmatter #climatestories

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We’re launching a new Climate Stories Series! Check back in on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s to hear about the dreams and passions of Minnesotans threatened by climate change. To submit your own climate story, click the climate stories link in our bio! #climatestories #ourvoices

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Jena has been a guide with Kenai Fjords Tours since 2011. Yesterday, in between whale watching and sleeping through sea sickness, we asked her about climate change. She has spent almost every day the past seven summers observing sea life and glaciers around Kenai Fjords National Park. She told us that three years ago the ocean temperature rose by 16 degrees Fahrenheit. The combination of ocean acidification and warming waters has put stress on sea life all the way up and down the food chain. “I know we used to see whales jump out of the water every day. I know we don’t see that anymore,” Jena said. “My glacier is melting away everyday. Don’t tell me that climate change doesn’t exist.” #alaskaclimatestories #brookeandkaileyridealaska #climatechange #climatestories #bikepacking

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Jena has been a guide with Kenai Fjords Tours since 2011. Yesterday, in between whale watching and sleeping through sea sickness, we asked her about climate change. She has spent almost every day the past seven summers observing sea life and glaciers around Kenai Fjords National Park. She told us that three years ago the ocean temperature rose by 16 degrees Fahrenheit. The combination of ocean acidification and warming waters has put stress on sea life all the way up and down the food chain. “I know we used to see whales jump out of the water every day. I know we don’t see that anymore,” Jena said. “My glacier is melting away everyday. Don’t tell me that climate change doesn’t exist.” #alaskaclimatestories #brookeandkaileyridealaska #climatechange #climatestories #bikepacking

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Found this one at the airport with a big box. We went straight to the @bicyclecollective to build her beautiful bike. Tomorrow we’re diving deep into logistics for our ride across Alaska. We leave the first week of July! #brookeandkaileyridealaska

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7 months ago

#Fire #water #ice Crater Lake is known for it’s long winter season, a few of the roads were still closed during our visit. The Klamath tribe watched the collapse of Mount Mazama & the formation of the lake 7,700 years ago. What a sight! We saw evidence in the geology, but also spent our time looking for #climatestories. The third Oregon Climate Assessment report highlights that lower snow in the mountains is already changing the timing & availability of water. Forests are more susceptible to fire, both trends we’ve observed across the west. Climate change impacts the sovereign power of tribes as local food resources become less abundant and new plants grow. #climatechange #climateaction #oregon #craterlake #craterlakenationalpark #findyourpark #optoutside #cascadiaexplored

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7 months ago

✉️Letters from 2050✉️ was part of Post-Fossil Gent exhibition which ended last week. As a result of the great design of the exhibition, we saw our letters in a different light (both literally and figuratively😉) Big thank you to @studiolonk and organisers Foresight Gent 💙

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7 months ago

photo by John Novis  @johnnovis  for  @everydayclimatechange Traditional Tibetan ‘Butter Tea’ is offered by the mother of the house. She is a beneficiary of antipoverty projects for nomadic people in Yellow River Source, Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Dari County, Qinghai, China. Extreme changes in environmental conditions since the 1980’s due to climate change and overgrazing increasing grassland degradation, has forced the Tibetan nomadic families from their traditional way of life depriving them of their livelihood. A portrait of Chairman Mao seen on the wall in the background is testament to the Chinese government attempting to house the Tibetan nomadic people in new compounds on the Tibet Plateau. Due to its particular hydrology, the Yellow River is very sensitive to even small changes in its water supply. In the last 30 years, the region has lost 17% of its glaciers and the rate of melting ice is now 10 times faster than it has been for the previous 300 years. Over 120 million people rely on the Yellow River ‘s water for domestic as well as agricultural and  industrial uses. #everydayclimatechange #climaterefugee #chairmanmao #housewife #portraitphotoraphy #lenscultureportraits #visualsoflife #myfeaturesshoot   #kitchen #buttertea #families   #ethinic #poverty #climatestories #climatechange #greenhousegas #everydayeverywhere #actionclimate #landscape #travelphotography #photographydaily #assignment #photographersgallery #nofilter #natgeowild #instagram #everydayeverywhere #canoneos #picoftheday #ic_landscapes @greenpeace

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7 months ago

Wat een geweldige avond!💫 It was an exciting event presenting✉️letters from 2050✉️ amongst with many other creative projects by energetic presentors from Utrecht. The event was organized as part of the Dag van de Architectuur agenda. Many thanks, @pechakucha030 for the evening! 💖

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7 months ago

Over the last 24 hours 9 of us have climbed the 3 highest mountains in the UK! We’ve hiked the same distance as a marathon, climbed over 10,000 feet and driven over 1400 miles! This pain and sleep deprivation was all to raise money for the charity 16-25 Independent People. They do some amazing work supporting young people who are at risk of becoming homeless across the South West. Private support from people is essential for 1625 and for the young people they help. Please could help me to meet my fundraising target of £1000. An added bonus is that if I hit my target then Deloitte will match the amount that I raise – so everything you donate will be doubled! CLICK THE LINK IN THE DESCRIPTION TO DONATE 😀 In the https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=AdamBrook2&pageUrl=1

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8 months ago

As we crested the ridge line at 15k ft Ch'aska spotted us immediately. She was tending a herd of #alpaca more than half a mile across a vast open valley of rolling hills, grassland, and meandering glacial streams in the Ausangate highlands of Peru. - - Our group stopped for a break. Sitting on a round mossy boulder I watched Ch'aska continue to move in our direction, alternating between running and walking, dodging alpaca and leaping over pools of water. She was determined. Within a few minutes she was sitting next to me. "Buenos tardes. Todo bien?" I offered. She smiled and nervously looked away. Our guide, Joaquín, explained that she would not understand Spanish. Ch'aska spoke #Quechua - an indigenous language descendent from the Incas. - - As our group prepared to leave and continue our trek, Ch'aska made a motion to the side of her jaw line and asked a question. (Joaquìn spoke fluent Quechua). She had a terrible, persistent tooth ache and wondered if we had any medicine for the pain. I gave her a handful of ibuprofen wondering when, if ever, she might have access to a doctor or a dentist. She thanked us and smiled and I made the portrait (above, 2nd image in series). - - Special thanks to @ridge_merino for keeping our crew warm and dry through some intense mountain weather. And to @flashpackerconnect for showing us the way. #peru #ausangate #trek

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8 months ago

Next month I’ll be documenting #climatechange in 14 #nps #nationalparks ; telling stories of impacts & using a few tools to collect data to build connections. My family will be respectful of those that used to live freely in parkland and are now displaced. We’ll learn from cultural artifacts, plants, waters, #soils , and #geology. We’ll listen to these #publiclands that are now protected and think of many others like our own #waynenationalforest that are under threat. I’ll advocate for #climateaction #climatejustice & I’ll share #climatestories. #optoutside #naturelovers #sciencenotsilence #waterfall #ohioparks #publicland #naturepreserve

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8 months ago

First ride up City Creek since the fall. I’m grateful for my body, that no matter how out of shape I am, still manages to take me to some pretty special places. I’m getting super excited to ride my favorite bike from @whycycles across Alaska this summer with @kornhausersauce ! #brookeandkaileyridealaska

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8 months ago

"Every day I think about how #climatechange affects everyone and everything around the world, and that the places where I love traveling might change for the worse. I advocate for the bees, #renewable energy, and anything that benefits the environment and helps stop climate change, so future generations can appreciate the world as it is and not what we’ve made it." // Our Youth Convening Minnesota project is at large in Moorhead, MN this weekend. Seven high school youth have planned a community-wide convening on local climate impacts and solutions for April 28th. go.climategen.org/ycmmoorhead

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8 months ago

Lately, riding my bike has mostly consisted of quick sprints across campus. Today I went on a long ride for the first time in months. It was nice and slow. Trying to get back in shape as @kornhausersauce and I prepare to bike 1,000 miles across Alaska this summer. With the generous support of our family, friends, and the larger cycling community, we’re currently only $95 short of our fundraising goal! Check out the link in my bio and help us get through the final stretch 💛 #laelridesalaska #brookeandkaileyridealaska

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9 months ago

“Some miles past Logan’s Pass in Glacier National Park, I saw the most beautiful place I’ve ever witnessed. It was enchanting. Razor sharp peaks carved by the ice swooped down into deep U-shaped valleys. I was never much of an outdoors person growing up, but I knew intuitively that this place was profoundly beautiful. I can’t get the sight out of my head.” // Read the rest of Steve K.’s #climate story at the link in our bio. Want to submit your own climate story to our collection? Visit climatestories.org.

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