When the Rainforest Burned: #MyClimateMoment’s Top 10 Wake-Up Calls

We asked readers to share the moment climate change became urgent for them. Here’s what they said.

Olympic National Park, Washington. Photo from Shutterstock.

Last week, we asked YES! readers to tweet us the instant that climate change became deep, urgent, and personal to them. The responses ranged from the humorous to the heartbreaking. They also revealed some striking similarities: People are watching our natural landmarks disappear, they’re struggling with the idea of having kids when the Earth’s future is so bleak, and they’re confused by those who still deny that something needs to be done.

Here are the top 10 moments that made our readers see climate change differently:

— Donna June Cooper (@donnajunecooper) December 7, 2015

 Use #MyClimateMoment to share your climate moment.