Ghent’s Climate Story


Ghent Kadrija


Philadelphia, PA, United States

How are you sensing climate change?

This fall has been peculiarly warm, but the lingering heat over the previous months was most severe between July and August, maintaining consecutive weeks of high eighties and several ninety-degree days in a row. I worked as a camp counselor at my recreation center and half of it was just a bare concrete parking lot, trapping a ton of heat. The young campers between ages six and eight complained about not feeling well and nearly fainted, as some had in the previous summers due to these heat waves.

How do these changes make you feel?

I feel like the heat waves during summer are becoming worryingly severe; I see so many people struggle just being outside, especially little kids that want to play at the playground but end up sitting on a bench profusely sweating after just a few minutes of activity.

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

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