Messages to the Future

 
 

My hopes are that we find ways to build ourselves a world here on Earth that can sustain itself.

Dear tomorrow,

One of my favorite parts of summer were our family reunions. Thinking about it right now even brings me back to the smell of a campfire with roasting marshmallows, sweating my way up a strenuous hike to a lookout point in the Cascade’s, or picking blackberries from bushes along a river bank. Washington state is full of beautiful parks, and I can only hope that you will see the same

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We must remember that we still live in a democracy, our words do matter, and it is so important to stand up and support what you believe in.

To my future children,

I am currently 20 years old, and if there is one thing I could tell you to prepare you for the future it would be this: do not let other opinions change who you are or stop you from being successful at whatever it is that you want to do. Donald Trump was elected into the presidency at the beginning of this year, and policies will soon be rapidly changing

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I hope that by the time your reading this message that solar roofs and electric vehicles have become the norm, and somebody has found a sustainable alternative to jet fuel in airplanes.

To My Future Children,

I hope that your generation is surrounded by a healthier environment than ours is today. The U.S. and other large countries are currently emitting a large amount of CO2 into the atmosphere which is quickening the rate of climate change within our world. Environmentalists have defined 9 planetary boundaries which define safe levels of pollution within which human beings can tolerate. We have currently surpassed 4 of the 9 planetary

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I am putting my whole future career into trying to help keep the earth healthy for future generations like you guys.

Dear Alyssa and Johnny,

Hello little cousins. I hope everything is okay. As of now it does not look like everything will be okay. We are consuming fossil fuels at alarming rates, the streets sometimes look more like dumpsters than a place to walk, and people seem to care more about the green in their pockets rather than the green on the trees. Little do they know the green in their pockets will mean

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This is a time in which climate change equates guilt, anger, conflict, politics; things that as your mother I wish you never had to encounter, though I know you will.

To my potential children,

I’m eighteen right now. I’m irresponsible and argumentative and not the person who might someday create you just yet; but I’m getting there. I’m finishing my first year at college and as I’m sure I will have told you, it is quite a time in a person’s life. If you had asked me even a few months ago what my goals were, I would have laughed. Now I have a

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The problems aren’t even in the distant future, they are happening right now and somehow people are still denying that they exist.

Dear Future People,

I have always loved nature and the outdoors, and have always been interested in environmentalism and sustainability, and thought that as time went on and as science advances, things would eventually get better. But no. Recently I have been learning a lot more in-depth information about the environment and the human impact on it, and things are not looking great. This past year Donald Trump was elected president while still denying

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Life is precious- let's have fun, but understand what we and our toys are capable of.

To whom it may concern,

It's my hope that our planet does not now resemble a world from an apocalyptic work of fiction. Moreover, I'd like to know that our modes of transportation are not poisoning the air that we breathe, and that our food is more or less what it claims to be. Humanity has incited an explosion of ability and progress in the last few hundred years alone. I can only imagine the

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Never forget your power to change the world.

Dear Future James,

I’m currently finishing up my first sustainability class, and I’m ready to continue on this path and counteract the many persistent threats to the environment. As we speak, the federal government is doing very little to protect our future, even more so given the fact that Trump has just been elected. I want to praise you for getting through whatever is to come, and thank you for your continued persistence

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We are trying to populate other planets for habitat but cannot seem to fix the planet we are in.

To Future Descendants,

I am writing this to you because the world that I live in now is extremely divided, in a world where people do not trust each other and a world where environmental activists are silenced. Those people on the wrong side have mututal interests and are threatening the very existence of the human race. Climate change is a serious issue, but in today's world no one seems to be taking climate

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I believe the people of this country will begin to realize that ignoring this problem is not an option.

Dear future children,

You have been given the opportunity to live in a country that is the most unique place in the world. As you sit back and watch, the world will become more and more decayed. While many sit back and focus on profits and short term gains, those who are not part of the developed and rich will suffer and will be wiped out if action is not taken. It is

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Most importantly, I hope you live in a world where science is taken seriously and fact is clearly distinguished from fiction.

To My Future Children,

I write to you in a time of ecological destruction, with imminent social and environment issues going largely unnoticed, particularly by our current presidency under Trump. I write to you in hopes that your life with be less surrounded by the influence of corporate greed and more so by love and understanding of the natural world around you. Hopefully the world you live in can see global climate change as

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I have no high hopes for my successes with my promises, but I will work myself into the ground trying to fulfill them.

A note to my children,

Take note that this message is being composed in May of 2017 and life is miserable. The world is run by idiots and charlatans and I hope that by the time you exist (existence is awful enough to begin with) that things will be better and leaders will be wiser, more humble, and discerning with their actions. Greed and the exploitation of the worker has lead to unspeakable horror and

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We can create change if we use our voices. Don’t be afraid to use yours.

Dear future child,

Sometimes, I think about your future a lot. But not in the sense of what you'll grow up to be- maybe an astronaut, teacher, fashion blogger? I think about what this world will look like for you and what consequences your generation due to the negligence from previous generations. Will this world be a better place? I sure hope so. You will know I was born and raised on the West

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I want you to know that people cared and are learning to change.

To the Future Generations,

With the recent election of Trump and the immoral policy changes he intends to enact, I’m angry and ashamed to be represented by the current U.S. government. His complete denial of the existence of climate change and his lack of support for programs like the EPA has made me very stressed and discouraged about our country’s future environmental policies. In fact, this entire presidency has really negated my view of

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I promise to do my best to raise awareness and do whatever I can in order to turn this path around and fix the world for a better life for you, your friends, and family.

Dear People of 2030, 2050,

It is 2017 and we have destroyed our planet. Climate change has caused some irreversible damages. Our forests are diminishing, our sea levels are rising and washing away land, and we're losing ecosystems that are home to magnificent creatures that may not last for long. However, I promise to do my best to raise awareness and do whatever I can in order to turn this path around and fix the

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There are people today who are creating and innovating alternative energy and solutions.

Dear future generations,

There has been a lot of talk lately about global warming and climate change. Our planet has contributed to this epidemic more than any other generation. I grew up in an era that was materialistic and consumed by consumption. Our impact on this planet has severely damaged the earth's resilience to harmful pollutants, carbon dioxide, and greenhouse gases. When I was a college student I took a class called Intro

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I want to see you guys grow up to be compassionate boys and girls who will change the world. And I am writing this to you because I know you will change the world.

To my young cousins,

I know you’re probably playing a game on your iPads right now or getting ready for bed, safe and sound in your rooms with everything you would ever possibly need right around you. You may have no care in the world at this moment because you’re all so young and naive, and just maybe in a couple of years your teachers will open your eyes up to what’s happening in

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We’ve learned the hard way that our planet is a powerful force and should not be treated poorly.

Dear Future Grandchildren,

By the time you read this, I am hopeful that the planet will be in a much healthier state, both physically and politically.  Currently, the world is realizing quickly that if we don’t change our patterns of consumption and methods for production and waste management, you may not have a home to live in. As a kid, I was fascinated with all sorts of plants and animals—I learned to value life

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I hope that one day these letters will be obsolete and that none of these problems even make any sense to anyone.

Hello World Here’s Your Ripple,

I don't know anything about politics, I don't hold vast knowledge on the environment (maybe little bits here and there), and I have no clue about the fate of the future. But, as far as I can tell it's not the best outlook. Like most people, I can't really see the thinning amounts of species, or the disappearing of forests, or the rising sea levels. I can only really hope that society

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There is a lot happening in the world right now, and it concerns me for the future.

Dear future children,

There is a lot happening in the world right now, and it concerns me for the future. Our new president, Donald Trump, has embodied values and ideas that don’t align with mine. The environment isn’t being taken as priority among the leaders of the world. Climate change and environmental degradation seem to be at an all time high. There are children across the globe that don’t have access to food

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