Jack’s Climate Story


Jack Stallings


Eugene, OR

How are you sensing climate change?

While attending my last of college in Eugene, Oregon I had noticed this year was different than my last three. The winter quarter was nowhere near as cold as it has been in the past. Two out of the three earlier years it had snowed, and had cold icy rain during January and February. This last year it seemed like it had barely even rained, let alone it being cold enough to wear my usual winter coat. I can only think of human caused climate change being the driving force behind this really warm winter. Wildfires during the summer months probably didn’t help the winter be as cold as usual, but sustained human error was the main reason for my story.

How do these changes make you feel?

I was actually quite bummed last winter because of the weather. Expecting it to be icy and rainy with maybe a chance of snow is always exciting when you’re from Southern California. Instead I felt a bit robbed at that opportunity being taken away from me, causing a warmer winter than everyone was expecting. I also become sad at the fact this is 100% happening all across the globe where winter months are extremely crucial for the survival of animals, and some cultures.





Eugene, OR USA

Mailey’s Story

I try to gather a sense of climate change through memory.

KJ’s Story

Climate change makes me worried about our animals and species on earth and how long they have left.

Jennifer’s Story

I am sensing climate change through the increase in extreme weather.

Ninon’s Story

In my audio recording, I speak about my experience growing up competitively skiing.

Warren’s Story

Cape Town is usually very rainy but a few years ago they experienced intense water shortages.

Brandon’s Story

In my hometown of Beaver, PA, coal and steel production was historically extremely important sectors of employment.

Christian’s Story

They make me feel sad and upset that local leaders are so glib about impending threat.

Aaron’s Story

It was depressing to experience a beautiful park for the first time and see how fragile the ecosystem is.

Colton’s Story

While there, I learned about how these farmers who had lived there for their entire lives were having to adapt their food growth to an increasingly arid climate.

Wren’s Story

My family huddled up in one room with air conditioning and even with it, it was still 80 degrees in there.

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