Grace’s Climate Story


Grace Samath



How are you sensing climate change?

I think as a white, upper-middle-class person living in America climate change hasn’t impacted me very much compared to many people who are facing much more climate degradation and difficulties due to the colour of their skin, where they live, ethnicity, nationality, class and more. It’s important to recognize that, as a white person, this identity will always bring me more privilege than some of my identities that fall within marginalized groups. Because of this, my exposure to climate disasters is limited. Yes, I have experienced some such as the California wildfires, pollution, and Oregon wildfires. Yet, this pales in comparison to what Indigenous people are facing as Line 3 is being built near their waterways and where they live. Therefore, as someone with the white privilege to have my voice heard, I am writing to raise awareness of Line 3. Please seek out Indigenous People on the front line’s voices to hear how you can help stop this racist and environmental degradation build.

How do these changes make you feel?

This makes me feel angry.





Saratoga, CA 95070, USA

Deveena’s Story #2

Everything is happening all around, and now it is too late to stop the ruin of our world with climate change.

Deveena’s Story #1

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Gabrielle’s Story #2

Over the past few years, I have been experiencing and noticing the appearance of climate change.

Gabrielle’s Story #1

Today was notably filled with emotion and conversation, because of the historic rainfall from Hurricane Ida the night before.

Drake’s Story

It’s tiring and draining feeling the intense heat surround and choke me.

Jack’s Story

I notice that the snow days I once treated as a frequent occurrence no longer occur so frequently anymore.

Praveen’s Story

I am sensing climate change through the environment and weather conditions around me.

Owen’s Story

I’m scared for where humans are leading this world, I’m worried about the future of our planet and our own future.

Priyanka’s Story

I feel very worried about the children, women and girls, all peoples are victims of the climate crisis.

Saskia’s Story

Through “clean” energy developments. See the recording for my full story!

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