Julie’s Climate Story


Julie McCooey


Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

How are you sensing climate change?

I saw my Aunt and Uncle’s beach house and the neighborhood I grew up visiting every summer underwater during Hurricane Sandy. We evacuated during the storm, but I saw an aerial view of her neighborhood underwater in a newspaper while I was home with no power. Since I have seen how the beaches have gotten smaller and how all of the homes have been raised.

How do these changes make you feel?

They are eye opening to the impacts of climate change and motivating to help create resilience and preventative efforts.


Northeastern Region



Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

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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