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

Anastasiia’s Story

The weather discrepancies during the same season throughout years.

Carolina’s Story

A few days after arriving in Portugal from Brazil for a one-year study period, I experienced a small…

Alejandro’s Story

Bogotá used to be much colder, and with constant rain (volume and frequency)…

Denise’s Story

There is a big water scarcity problem in my city.

Miguel’s Story

Nowdays I have sensed climate changes very much as the way I dress and specially my mood.

Luís’ Story

In the dam of Castelo de Bode, Portugal. The water level is incredibly low!

Raissa’s Story

I have a feeling of nostalgia. I had the best summers of my life in Atafona.

Daniel’s Story

Like a lot of people around the world, I sensed the climate changes because of…

Creshmie’s Story

La situation climatique actuelle me préoccupe profondément du fait les effets sont ressentis partout dans le monde.

Amadeu’s Story

I have sensed climate change on a sand storm from the Sahara desert…

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