Climate change is complicated and can often feel far removed from our lives. Sharing our personal stories of climate change can place facts into context and can help us understand how it is relevant to our lives.
What is a Climate Story?
A climate story is a personal account of climate change from your experience and observations, ranging from despair to hope, from loss to resolve. It is descriptive and makes an emotional connection to climate change.
While climate stories are individual perspectives, it is our collective stories that have the power to shift the narrative. Our current political gridlock is prompting us to strip away the layers that divide us and find the root of what brings us together. Listening, compassion, and personal storytelling are tools that can connect us and nurture a common ground where true change can begin.
We all have a story to tell, what’s yours? Submit to the Collection
EYEWITNESS is a publication of short stories, poems and sketches that speak to the diverse range of backgrounds, perspectives, and histories of Minnesotans and their experiences of climate change.
Read, listen, and watch stories from people around the globe who are sharing their personal experiences of climate change. Learn how to submit your own personal narrative to our growing collection!
Our staff offer storytelling workshops to help groups and individuals discover their personal climate change story and how it can serve as a powerful tool to inspire others.
Our Storytelling History
Our work at Climate Generation is deeply connected to the power of story. For over 50 years, our founder Will Steger has inspired thousands of people through his chronicles of Arctic adventures and his remarkable eyewitness account of climate change impacts on our polar regions.
Will is an educator, scientist, and climate change advocate, as well as one of the greatest explorers of all time. He is also a master storyteller…
“In 1987 I was let in on some secret research. Scientists studying the ice shelves in Antarctica pointed out to me what they thought was the coming disintegration of the Larsen B ice shelf. Then they whispered so no one could hear but me, ‘It is going because the planet is warming.’ I crossed the Larsen B ice shelf on one of my Antarctic journeys. Then, in 2002 I was reading the Minneapolis Star Tribune and there it was on page nine: a satellite photo of the Larsen B ice shelf of western Antarctica just falling apart and floating away.”