“I’m not a denier of climate change, but I can’t say that it has affected my operation any. But is man affecting the atmosphere? Well of course we are...”
— Doug Carlson
 

A STORY FROM THE FARM

 

Doug Carlson

A nebraskan wheat farmer

Doug speaks of how farming is his family's livelihood, there is no greater honor than to run his father's farm, but there is an inescapable feeling of entrapment.

He discusses how he does not believe that Climate Change has directly affected his farm. 

 
 
 
Meaningful discourse is probably the only thing that is going to create the kind of unity that people need.
— Gregg
 
 

Gregg DEal, on Dakota Access Pipeline

a Native American Artist 

Gregg Deal discusses the history and treatment of Native Americans in our country. He discusses how Native Americans may possibly be disproportionately affected by Climate Change. He shares his feelings about how the idea of rational political discussions have disappeared from our nation.

 
Scientist are not good communicators, and we need to bridge that gap.
— Becca
 

a mother, a scientist

Rebecca Safran is an accomplished scientist as well a mother and mentor. Her perspective allows her to give unique opinions on the way that science is communicated, and why it is important to listen to each other. She speaks about how her children have changed the timeline in which she views the world, and have driven her to create the best future possible for them. 

We are talking about Climate Change because we are affected by it...

Marc Doherty, backcountry skier

Marc has noticed the changes that are happening in the mountains of Colorado, through his skiing. The seasons are shorter, there is more dust and less snow. He discusses how this affects agriculture, and local industries, including the ski industry. As we suffer from drier seasons, ski resorts are relying more and more on snow-making which is a very energy intensive process. Marc talks about what he thinks the best solution to these problems are. 

 
I don’t require city things, I just require nature...
my needs are simple
— Ellen
 

john and judy miller talk climate change

Ellen Miller's Parents

 

ellen goins, the ski industry

Ellen Goins tells us about her parents' cross country ski area, and how it has changed over the decades. She has lived in red river her whole life, and speaks to the the hardships and benefits of the small town community. Her knowledge of the mountains give her a unique insight into how the changing climate may be affecting her business, and her town. 

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Each of these videos features a climate scientist. They answer questions about how they think they could be doing better and why their information isn't resonating with the public.

They each discuss why they are passionate about their work, and who they are outside of their job. They want you to know that, even though they work in a controversial field, they still take off their lab coats at the end of the day and go home to their kids.

JIM WHITE,

A CHRISTIAN, A FATHER, A CLIMATE SCIENTIST

 

bruce vaughn, climate scientist

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JIM WHITE STORIES

"THERE IS A GOD" 

 
 
I think a big part of a
really rich heritage
is in danger of going away...
just being lost

DONNA HENDERSON

CAROL'S DAUGHTER

CAROL HENDERSON

this ranch has been passed down by the women of this family, for generations.

Carol talks about her favorite memories as a child, and how she feels that things are changing in the world of ranching

 
I think as an engineer it’s in my nature
to be a skeptic.
— John

A texan, an engineer

John's mistrust of climate change, lies within the publications. He talks about how important it is to him that there is no corruption within the data. He also speaks about how the environmental movement has affected his industry,and what he thinks can be done about it.

It’s far gone, but I don’t think it’s too late. But it starts with us.
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an island diver

Bert is a native to Caye Caulker, Belize. He owns a dive shop and speaks to why his country and his island mean so much to him, as well as his profession. He discusses the threat to their reef, the threat that tourism poses, and how he can't image a life without his island. Bert believes that the solution to a sustainable future for their island lies in education of younger generations.

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It’s unheard of,
I’ve never seen anything like this in 26 years of living here
— Nikki Harth
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california surfer, nikki harth

Nikki was born and raised in the small surfing town of Encinitas, California. His whole life has been shaped by the beach from childhood, to surfing, to opening a surf hotel with his brother. He has surfed all over the world and seen how things are changing. He speaks on the changing water temperatures, storms, and erosion. He is worried that Climate Change will have an impact on his traditions, memories, and new business. 

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