Aylin’s Climate Story


Aylin Malcolm


Washington, DC, USA

How are you sensing climate change?

I was at the Folger Institute’s “Creating Nature” conference in May. In the middle of a panel on storms, there was a tornado warning and we had to shelter in the basement. Later, I talked to a school bus driver and asked what she’d done during the warning, which happened right after the schools let out. “Just kept driving,” she said. East coasters that we are, neither she nor I knew the proper procedure for a tornado warning. As weather patterns change, we need to quickly adapt to situations we’ve never experienced before, or risk serious danger.


Northeastern Region



Washington, DC, USA

Evan’s Story

The violent winds lifted me up into the air. It would’ve succeeded if it wasn’t for my dad anchoring me down.

Ikym’s Story

Through my health and home.

Emma’s Story

Holding infant-me, my parents huddled on the kitchen floor in order to avoid the windows. Because of the raging hurricanes in the summer of 2004…

Rachel’s Story

Ohio was home for the first eighteen years of my life. Since leaving it, however, it has become refuge.

Emma’s Story

When I awoke on the morning of September 9, 2020. I was extremely confused. My bedroom was almost completely dark, which was, of course, very unusual…

Nic’s Story

I was born in France but barely ever lived there. However every winter I go back there to celebrate Christmas…

Tristan’s Story

My family has a cabin in Kentucky. When my dad was growing up, they would do the usual drive…

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)…