The Warmest Years on Record: Questionnaire
According to measurements from both NOAA and NASA, the top 5 warmest years on record have all occurred since 2010. I'm curious about how we as individuals are thinking about, processing and discussing this unique moment. I would be very grateful if you shared with me some of your experiences during these early, warm years.

Feel free to answer any or all questions, and in as long or as short of a response as you'd like. Your responses are anonymous. I may use some of your responses in presentations or future work. If you'd like to stay updated on the project, you can sign up for my mailing list here: http://www.rachelgarbercole.com/contact/

1. Where did you grow up? And where do you live now?
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2. What seasonal rhythms helped you mark time when you were growing up?
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3. Were those rhythms ever disrupted? As a kid, what did that feel like?
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4. Are there seasonal rhythms that you experience as an adult that help you mark time?
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5. Have you noticed any changes recently in your local seasons or landscapes? What are they and when did you start noticing these changes?
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6. How have these changes affected your sense of time, your awareness of your body?
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7. What unseasonable weather have you experienced most recently?
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8. In general, what does unseasonable weather feel like? What are some emotion words you might use to describe the effect it has on you?
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9. Do you think about climate change as something that will happen in the future or something that is happening now? If you think about it as happening now, was there a moment for you when you transitioned from one mode of thinking to the other?
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10. Has there been a moment when you've felt climate change show up 'in your own backyard?' What was that moment and how did it feel?
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11. Did anything change for you after that?
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12. Has thinking about climate change affected your day-to-day life, routines or habits? If so, how?
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13. Are there activities that you participate in that you know contribute to the rising levels of carbon in our atmosphere? What does it feel like to engage in those activities?
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14. Did you read, or read about, the 2018 UN IPCC Special Report on Climate Change? If so, are you thinking about it?
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15. If you knew for a fact that in 20-40 years we would fall into some kind of social collapse due to limited resources, would your priorities change for the way that you conduct your current daily life? Would it change the way you spend your time? Would your values change?
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16. What do you know about climate change specifically?
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17. What kinds of conversations are you having with your community and your loved ones about climate change?
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18. When you think about climate change, what do you think about and how do you feel?
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19. In what ways have conversations about climate change affected how you plan for your future?
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20. If you looked back at this moment from 100 years in the future, how would you historicize it? How would you contextualize this moment within human history?
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21. Do you have children? Do you want to have children? Could you talk about your feelings in regard to having children during these early warm years?
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22. How vulnerable do you feel on an individual level? How vulnerable do you feel within a global context?
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23. What are you afraid of for our future?
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24. What are you hopeful for?
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25. What are you afraid that you may lose? What have you already lost?
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26. Is there a way that you grieve these losses?
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27. What else am I not asking you that I should be asking you?
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28. Are there questions you're currently asking yourself that you don't yet know the answers to?
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29. And finally, would you mind sharing with me some demographics, such as your gender, racial identity, class background, age and profession?
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