We often talk about climate change as an abstract, global problem. But when energy and extraction companies disrupt the climate, how do they change people's lives? What is the impact on people's well being, community and culture, when water and air are contaminated? In this series, people from Latin America tell us about #myclimate. We invite you to read these stories and to share your story too.
"There is no rain this season. My community is waiting for rain and we are very worried that without it, there will be problems for the entire upcoming year. We are experiencing a drought that will impact our health, economic situation, our planting season and affect our animals." Agripina Aguilar Mamani (Right) from the Zepita Provincia Chucito, Puno, Peru
"A mining company polluted our rivers. People in our community got sick. We used to have hundreds of animals per family. Now we only have two or three each because they have all died. Small-scale farmers are suffering and can't produce good meat. In 2011, there was a confrontation between communities and the mining company (Xstrata Copper). Two people died during the protest, but the government is supporting the mining company and not holding them accountable." Bernardino Bern, from Espinar, Cusco, Peru