Julia's Climate Story


Julia's Climate Story




Santa Cruz Mountains, California

How are you sensing climate change?

My story takes place a the Santa Cruz mountains in CA. I grew up at the base of these mountains and spent a lot of time there - visiting places like Big Basin Redwood State Park with my friends while I was in high school. I also got married at a winery in these mountains 23 years ago. These mountains have had intense wildfires. Last week I could actually see and smell the smoke from the West coast fires here in CT. I feel heartbroken that so many of the beautiful places I love have now experienced irreversible harm. My best friend from high school also lives just a mile from where the fires were - so I worry for her safety.


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julia_sheldon, “Julia's Climate Story,” Data Refuge Stories, accessed January 20, 2021, http://stories.datarefuge.org/items/show/511.