I was at the airport with my girlfriend, and as we sat down for a drink, she told me she was feeling depressed.
“It’s been like this for a long time,” she said.
“I just can’t shake it.”
A few weeks earlier, she had been driving through the desert for three days, a route that would take her back to her hometown in southern California.
Now she was driving through a country where it’s hard to get enough fuel to stay warm, where temperatures have been climbing and where there’s no air conditioning.
It’s also been hard for her to find food, and even harder to find friends.
She has no idea where she’ll get to next week, let alone where she will stay until she gets her driver’s license.
“We have so many things going on right now, it’s just not a sustainable way to live,” she told Mashable.
“What I’m seeing in the news is the need for more action, but there’s not enough action.”
She and her boyfriend, Scott, had decided to take the plunge into traveling together.
But they’d spent most of the year traveling in a caravan that took them across the United States.
They were going on the road together, and Scott knew how difficult it could be to stay at home when the wind blows and the temperatures plummet.
“Our goal is to go to every single state in the country, and we’ve had to pull over at least once because the roads are so icy,” Scott said.
He and his girlfriend, Jennifer, also had to drive hundreds of miles each day.
“The first week, we were really trying to keep it together,” Scott told Mashables.
“Just keeping our heads down and not being in a rush to get there.”
They drove through Texas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming, until they found their way to California.
They packed up their car, got gas, and set off.
The journey took them more than 100,000 miles.
It was difficult enough to keep Scott and Jennifer from feeling overwhelmed by the trip.
But their friend and neighbor, a man named Stephen, also drove through the state, even though he had nowhere to go.
He told Mashabilities that the trip was “like hell.”
“I’ve been to Texas a couple of times and the roads were so icy that it was like hell to drive through, but this was so much more fun than anything I’ve ever had,” Stephen told Mashably.
“If I was going to drive, it would be to take care of a sick family member or someone that needed help, but to go on a trip like this, it was fun.”
Stephen drove through California and Utah before making the trip to Utah, where he spent the winter.
He was going on a three-week trip, which was meant to take him across the country and then back home.
But the conditions were too bad, and the heat was so high, he was unable to drive.
Stephen was not alone.
“There are people out there that are dying because they’re trying to do the right thing by the environment, by the climate,” he told Mashtails.
Stephen’s journey across the continent was part of a larger trend of people taking action in their communities.
More than 100 people from across the world are currently doing similar journeys.
In December, a group of scientists published an article in the journal Science about the “Climate Shift” that was spurred by a series of climate-related deaths.
As more people begin to take action, it will likely continue to increase the global temperature, according to the article.
“This trend, we expect, will accelerate, and so will the likelihood of extreme weather events such as heat waves, drought, and flooding,” the authors wrote.
“In the future, we may see the first signs of climate change leading to extreme weather, such as a climate-driven heat wave or extreme rainfall.”
As climate scientists prepare to release their next major report on climate change, they are also preparing for the possibility of more extreme weather.
They are studying the role of natural variability, and they’re looking for new ways to measure the effects of climate variability on climate systems.
And they’re also looking at ways to better predict when those extreme weather extremes will occur, which could have dire consequences for human health.
“These studies are a great example of how you can harness science to solve problems,” Michael Brune, a professor of environmental studies at Rutgers University and an expert in natural disasters and climate change told Mashtail.
“You can use the latest science to understand how we are going to be impacted, and you can use that knowledge to mitigate future problems.
This will allow us to better understand the climate system and understand how it will respond to the climate change.”
As the world warms, we’re seeing the effects climate change is having in people’s lives, too.
In May, for example, a New York City man was arrested for