Messages to the Future

 
 

I promise that in everything I do, I will consider the impact on the future of people and the planet. I will fight to sustain life. I will never give up on you, on humanity, on the future. I will apply as much passion to environmental activism as I have love for you.

Dear Luna,

I promise that in everything I do, I will consider the impact on the future of people and the planet. I will fight to sustain life. I will never give up on you, on humanity, on the future. I will apply as much passion to environmental activism as I have love for you.

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My generation can only offer its apologies - how have we stayed so ignorant for so long? Too many answers to that.

Dory, my love

It's 2017 now and you will be almost my age now when you read this. You know my fears for the future. I hope we have managed to avert David King's 'catastrophic' climate change - and all the other pitfalls we have set ourselves up for - nuclear leaks, biodiversity loss, resource depletion etc. All I can say is that I tried - I have been giving the talks for

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I love you my son. You are waking up now. Hopefully tomorrow, more of us will, too.

Oh My Lovely Faizan,

I am holding you in my arm as I type with one hand. It is April 28th, 2017, and tomorrow is the People's Climate March. I hope Dearly that Tomorrow something clicks, and we have an impact for you. I've been using the many hats I wear to help try and make a difference. Did it? In 2050 you're just slightly older than I am now, but as I write this

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We want your future family to enjoy the same beautiful places we enjoyed.

Dear Evan,

I have always liked this photo you sent us the summer you lived in a yurt without water and electricity, high in the Rockies. You rebuilt and maintained the hiking trails above the tree line of the highest mountains in Colorado, so that hikers would not step on the plants and destroy the fragile ecosystem. You helped build a clinic in Guatemala and taught villagers how to use water filtration

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I hope that I have the chance to hold your hands and walk with you in Adirondack forests, along rocky and sandy beaches, through clear cold streams, and flower filled meadows.

Dear sweet wonderful grandchildren,

Hi sweeties, I am writing this to you on April 28th, 2017. Right now you are a speck of stardust dancing in the universe and a dream in your parents' hearts. I hope that I am able to be present when you decide to join our family and that I have time to watch you grow and learn and discover this magical place we call Earth. It is full of awe

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I love you so much. I want you to experience all the beauty and wonder life has to offer without worrying about whether you will be able to eat or breathe. There has never been a question in my mind, based on science, that humans are effecting climate change. I am contacting my reps constantly […]

Dear Lily Hennkens,

I love you so much. I want you to experience all the beauty and wonder life has to offer without worrying about whether you will be able to eat or breathe. There has never been a question in my mind, based on science, that humans are effecting climate change. I am contacting my reps constantly to let them know we care about the future and how important it is to

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I just put the sad things that worry me in the back of my head and try not to think about it too often. I am currently trying not to do that anymore.

To my future Children, family, and the next generation,

First of all HI, I hope humans are behaving better (more accepting, lovable, nicer), that there has not been a third world war and that all of you are okay and happy. Months ago I saw a movie that showed me that people were suffering, it was not like I did not know about climate change but I just put the sad things that worry me in the back of

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I rest my faith in the knowledge that, though it is most definitely too late to make things "all right," it is not too late to make things better than they otherwise will be - and maybe, just maybe, a whole lot better.

Dear Aurora,

I have devoted my life to trying to alter the course of our civilization because I want not only you to have the chance for a long and full and good life but because I want this glorious world we are all a part of to live. There are so many moments when it feels like we're just not going to change in time, but the terrible danger we face

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I promise to view nature and life with an open heart and mind, and appreciate it's beauty.

Dear future generations,

I promise to always consider the impact on this world in every task I perform. I promise to view nature and life with an open heart and mind, and appreciate it's beauty. I promise to be humble and never take Mother Nature for granted. We have one life, one Earth, but multiple opportunities to ensure we leave this world with the same beauty for you that we got to enjoy ourselves.

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We wondered about how we might be able to eliminate plastics from our day to day routines, and recycled literally everything. We were amazing, you should have seen us. Now and again though, we wondered if these were the right questions to be asking.

To my brother’s children,

Your father and I did the best we could with what we had. I was living in Kansas City at the time, and he was in DC. He made videos, I facilitated online arguments between strangers. Mitigation became a word we used a lot, because that's all that can be done with the inevitabilities handed to a person. Mitigation is also all that the moral paralysis of a representative democracy allows,

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Last year most of the world’s reefs turned white at some point, but because it was underwater you and your friends didn’t see.

To my dear son,

It’s 2017 and I’m getting ready for my next coral reef research trip. I’ve been lucky to work on coral reefs around the world over the last 20 years. I can’t wait until you’re old enough to come with me and be my dive buddy. You are only three now and you have to be ten years old and a good swimmer before you can SCUBA dive with me. One of

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God has given us what we need, so we should take care not to damage it.

Dear my next generation, my friends and my family,

Please read this message with a deepness in your heart. I'm Ayu Puspita Maharani and I am 15 years old. I wrote this message to help you realize what we fear the most. Climate change has been very severe. There are people who are not aware of the problem and even those against the truth of it. Such people are uncaring and selfish. Climate change makes me realize and care about the generations who

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Here in Alaska our glaciers are melting.

To the next generation,

We are living in precarious times. Here in Alaska our glaciers are melting. The frozen tundra is melting making many buildings sink or fall off of cliffs and are washed away by a river or the sea. Temperatures are up causing this. Fish are more rare. Polar bears are suffering and dying. The state is drying out due to less snow and rain. How can President Trump say there is

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Please appreciate that people cared about the world you'd live in.

To those I love,

Thank you for being my friend. You made my life wonderful. I'm truly doing my very best for you. I always fight for you when people try to take from your future to make themselves feel better today. I'm not the only one: my parents have really gone above and beyond for you. I don't know anyone who's made as much of an effort as they have: they're heroes. I'm very angry about

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I hope for you that you grow up in a world that knows peace and collaboration. I will do everything in my power to do that for you.

To My Children,

Dear Future Children, I am 15 years old now and writing you this letter after my sister, your Aunt, sent me a link. I am writing this to you, just as a nice memory of what life used to look like. We live in a time of terrorism but also innovation now, and I hope for you that you don't have to live your childhood in the fear of a bomb

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Realmente estoy asustado, porque en mi Pueblo, en mi maldito pueblo existe un paraje de páramo extenso, que era diverso, pero ahora las lagunas que existen hay se están quedando sin agua.

Hola hijo/a o quizá nieto/a,

Realmente estoy consciente que quizá no existiré toda una vida, en lo absoluto. Pero me interesa compartir esto con cualquiera de mis queridos parientes, con esto quiero seguir sembrando conciencia. 2017, tengo 14 años ¿ sorprendente, verdad ?; bueno iré al mágico punto en cuál digo que actualmente soy un adolescente, carezco de atención, me gusta salir de noche porque creo que evito llamar la atención, la chica a la

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We hope we did enough

Dear residents of Bedminster, Bristol UK,

Throughout 2017, a small group of local volunteers held talks and film screenings to raise awareness about climate change. Here are some of the pledges made by attendees. We hope we did enough...

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I can only imagine what your Game looks like, but I do know that your chances of winning are millions slimmer than mine were.

To My Children and Grandchildren,

Before you read this letter, you might have taken a moment to glance out of a window. You might have seen a shining sun feeding life into plants and small critters jumping around. And this is what I hope you saw, the illusion of my Game. But most likely, as you directed your gaze on the nature outside, you saw clouds covering an orange ball of fire in the sky,

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