Daren’s Climate Story


Daren Lee


Philadelphia, PA, United States

How are you sensing climate change?

During the summer of 2022, the temperature was so high. The average temperatures in the summer where about 90℉. Even though that temperature is the average, there were a lot of days where the temperature had reached over 100℉. My house’s air conditioning broke in July and it was cooler outside. My family was baking. It took about a week to fix. That was one of the worst weeks in my life. The average temperature went up about 10℉ in the past ten years. It makes me very worried for the future—how high will the temperature be, what will the weather be, and will my air conditioning break again—. Climate change is a really important issue that must be addressed as soon as possible. If not, the Earth will meet its end.

How do these changes make you feel?

These changes make me worried about the future. I wonder when the efforts are going to take effect. I also feel helpless because I feel like what I do isn’t even going to help the issue.

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.

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