Brycinea’s Climate Story




Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

How are you sensing climate change?

I used to say that it was normal for it to not snow in Philly. Since then, the snow has fallen less frequently and less strongly. In early 2015, when I was in second grade, I have a distinct memory of the snow. It had snowed all day and the snow in my miniature yard was enough to create my first (and only) igloo. I had played for hours in the snow, going in and out of the igloo, my fingers frozen, my nose running. In 2018, I remember a snow squall that felt like a blizzard, coating the ground in snow deep enough to soak my shoes. I was going to my friend’s house and we could barely move against the harsh winds. Stingingly cold snow battering our faces, we felt the joy of winter once more.

I cannot remember a single time since then that has been filled with that much snowfall. Every year since it would snow on maybe two or three separate days, just enough to leave a layer of ice, masquerading as snow, for a few days. White Christmases became a myth, a faraway wish that could never be true. Instead of waiting for the snow, I’ve come to dread the inch of snow that becomes thin ice, not even enough for a snow day.

How do these changes make you feel?

I’m honestly surprised because I couldn’t tell anything changed as time went on, and I’m only realizing it now.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

But little did I know, I would come to find out that my entire home state Kerala was flooded, and the flood didn’t only ruin my childhood home, but had also taken the lives of my friends and family friends back home.

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!

Browse All Stories