Rafael, Minneapolis

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How have you experienced climate change in your own life?

I’ve lived through changes... more severe weather, threats of our resources being polluted or destroyed because of fossil fuels, crude oil, and tar sands.

How do you feel about climate change?

I feel anger, frustration, and sadness because there's not enough being done, and that all these industries are speeding up the process when we know we could slow it down.

Who would we be as Minnesotans if we took on climate change, together?

The state of our health would be better -- air quality and water would be cleaner, safer. We'd be a healthier state and we wouldn't need to feel this level of stress because the threat would be gone. Our fear would be gone.

Ashley Fairbanks