Casey’s Climate Story




Toano, Virginia 23168

How are you sensing climate change?

The summers in Toano have become much hotter, with weeks over 100 degrees. Snow in the winter has become much more rare. When I was a kid it was common to get snow in December, but that has become unusual. The frequency of hurricanes has increased and the length of hurricane season has increased as well. Thankfully, Toano is far-enough inland to avoid the storm surge and other flood-related impacts of hurricanes, but fierce winds are something we have to watch out for.

How do these changes make you feel?

These changes make me feel sad. Snow days were a magical experience as a kid and it’s sad to think that kids in my hometown may not get to experience that in a few years. These changes can also be scary. Hurricanes can knock down trees and destroy power lines, putting the lives of my family and others in the town in danger.





Toano, Virginia 23168

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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