Vivina’s Climate Story


Vivina Dong


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

How are you sensing climate change?

Oh, the joys of playing in the snow. When I was younger, I loved playing in the snow, despite playing by myself. Snow, a fluffy powdery substance, is always fun to play with, whether it is to step on the crunchy snow or to let the snowflakes sit on your tongue, or just to look at the different designs of each individual snowflake. I always enjoyed playing in it, especially during days when there’s no school. Although snowstorms don’t happen a lot, it was always fun to see them falling, especially the glowing sky after the snow has stopped: it becomes a bright blue in the morning–and if the snowstorm ended at night, the sky wouldn’t be black: it would I don’t celebrate Christmas, but it’s always nice to see snow fluttering down on Christmas day or on New Years Eve and New Years Day. I love when the snow actually sticks to the ground and piles up to six inches–I would make bunny rabbits with footprints, or draw things in the snow that was piled on ledges. Sadly, I don’t remember doing any of those things in the last two or three years–not because I don’t have the time to do so, but because there was never that much snow to begin with.

How do these changes make you feel?

I feel sad that I might no longer see as much snow as before since the climate is getting warmer and warmer, but I am also hopeful that in someway the Earth will somehow change and we can turn the climate for the better.

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