Messages to the Future

 
 

So many things that I took for granted—lights, air conditioning, my phone, hot meals, the Internet—were gone. And now, less than a week after our electricity returned, I was taking it for granted again.

Dear Tomorrow,

Yesterday I was sitting in my pajamas and listening to my favorite song, All Too Well by Taylor Swift. It’s a song about looking back on the happy moments of a relationship that has ended. My favorite line goes like this: “There we are again in the middle of the night / Dancing around the kitchen in the refrigerator light.” I leaned over to nudge my boyfriend, who was in our bed beside

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I am hoping that the first lines of this letter made no sense to you and these people were able to make a change for the future.

Dear future generations,

When I try to imagine how the Earth looks like by the time you are reading this, only disasters, chaos and nature-less pictures come to my mind. As if now, we have experienced some consequences of climate change: environments have been deteriorated affecting the people that live on it. Regardless of these consequences, many people seem not to care or don’t see the evidence of climate change. On the other

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I have joined the movements to help more in areas of nature and design for a better safer happier world to live in.

To my grandchildren of of today & the future

I am glad that you have finally received this letter from me. Yes this is your nana here and I wanted to send you a letter from years ago back in 2017 so that I can be with you in the future even if it is just by this. I love you so very much and hope that you have a good environment to live in. I promise to do

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I write from a friend’s house in Lehigh Acres, Florida, with Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever produced by the Atlantic, swirling around me.

Dear Tomorrow,

I write from a friend’s house in Lehigh Acres, Florida, with Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever produced by the Atlantic, swirling around me. They so generously offered us shelter in their home, as ours could very well be underwater once the storm surge hits. Barely two weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas, with stories and photographs coming from Houston and the surrounding areas making headlines across the globe. Behind

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You all will be in charge of igniting real change and restoring the Earth back to the way that it was intended to be.

To My Future Children,

By the time you are reading this, you will already be living a beautiful life on this beautiful Earth that is your home. As I write this letter, I wonder if the world will still be as beautiful as it currently is or if the treatment of it by society has robbed you of your opportunity to see the beauty that I saw when I was your age. It has always

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Some of us do not understand the connections with our footprint in the earth, while others try to reduce our impact of damage in our home.

Dear tomorrow,

These days have been rough with several natural disasters happening in Florida. Some of us do not understand the connections with our footprint in the earth, while others try to reduce our impact of damage in our home. We might not suffer the harsh consequences that you might have to suffer unfairly, and I wish there was a way to reverse that. It is hard to convince everyone that climate

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Many are staying silent about climate change, but it needs to be stopped.

Dear Future Generations,

Hopefully, by the time you read this, our world is changed for the better. What started as innocent discoveries of coal, electricity, cars, and much more, have turned into a very dark future of pollution. Our world is slowly crying out for help, it is forever changed. Many are staying silent about climate change, but it needs to be stopped. Although damage has already been done, there are possible solutions.

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This is done with love and hope.

Dearest children and grandchildren,

I will continue to plant trees and bushes and not use chemicals as pesticides or fertilizers; recycle and repair; use water judiciously and reverently; and support improvements in use of our resources as new information is available.  This is done with love and hope.   Grandma Lang

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Never hold back, the earth needs your voice.

Dear Future Changemakers,

Speak your truth and speak THE truth. Never hold back, the earth needs your voice. Although the future is looking quite scary, people need to hear you communicate this. People need to hear exactly what is going on. "Confucianism uses no acronyms or synonyms." When it comes to climate change or social injustice issues, there is no time to dance around the matter using acronyms or synonyms to lessen the

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The road I learned to ride my bike on, the field where I kicked my first soccer ball, and the park I ate my first ice cream cone at, could all be gone.

Dear Tomorrow,

I have wept for the mere thought of your potential nonexistence. I have wept for your beauty that is being tarnished with each passing day, each passing minute. And lastly, I have wept for the ignorant majority who take for granted the sun rising each day. Tomorrow becomes more and more frightening each and every day as more and more people assume someone else will solve the global warming crisis we

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This future I do not accept it.

Dear Future Generations,

I am sorry that we were all too caught up in our own doings to do anything to help our earth. We didn’t know what we had until it was gone. I’m sorry about the polluted oceans, flooding cities and the unbreathable air. I’m done being sorry because an error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. This future I do not accept it. This generation

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I'm afraid to grow up.

Dear future society,

I don't want to grow old and tell you stories of how amazing polar bears were. I don't want to tell you stories of how old I was when Florida went underwater, or tell you how I only got to see snow only a few times before it disappeared and how wonderful it was to play in it. I don't want to grow up and tell my children I never

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I hope that you are continuing to care deeply about our Earth and will pass on your love of the environment to your children.

Dear Robert and Lewis,

Some of my fondest memories of you boys growing up involves reading to you. We read so many books, checked out so many from the library in Columbia, Mo. I read "A Tree for Me" to you, Robert, with tears in my eyes as I worried about the future of the environment. We read about polar bears, Lewis, and I wondered if they would still be living in the Arctic

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I want you to be prepared for the world that the generations before you are creating for you. I love you Lucienne, and I will not give up. I will push you and teach you not to give up, either, even if others around you do.

Dear Daughter,

Fathering you is the most important thing I have ever done, or will ever do.  I know I'm not perfect, but I want you to know that even when you're not around, I am spending a lot of my time thinking about how I can be a better father. One of the things I think about is what kind of world I need to prepare you for. I want you to

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I’m sure looking back it will seem ridiculous that so many people did not believe in climate change.

To Future Students,

I can’t even imagine how much the world will change in 13-33 years.  I’m sure looking back it will seem ridiculous that so many people did not believe in climate change, let alone a president. It seems like we were only able to convince people there was a problem when it was already far too late. For that, many generations will have to suffer the consequences. You may be thinking that

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Grandpa took me and your Uncle Max here to go fly fishing, which I hope to be able to to do with you in your lifetime.

To my future kids:

I have recently traveled to Montana for the first time, and saw signs and license plates referring to it as "The Last Best Place". The landscape was so pristine, with beautiful mountains, streams, bighorn sheep, elk and trout. Driving from one town to the next, we did not have cell phone service, and we were glad. Grandpa took me and your Uncle Max here to go fly fishing, which I hope

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I think a lot about what you might be like when you grow up and about what kind of world you will live in.

Dear Finn and Cy,

I hope this letter finds you healthy and happy. I am writing this in 2017. You are, as I write, 7 and 10 years old, respectively. I think a lot about what you might be like when you grow up and about what kind of world you will live in when you do. Today, more than any other time in my life, I worry about our future—about your future. As you

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Αυτό που πραγματικά εύχομαι είναι ο κόσμος να γίνει καλύτερος για έσας.. για να μεγαλώσετε σωστά και να μπορείτε να απολαμβάνετε τα αγαθά της φύσης όπως και η δική μου γενία.

Σε αυτούς που αγαπώ,

Είναι Απρίλιος του έτους 2017.. Εσύ που διαβάζεις αυτό το γράμμα εύχομαι ο κόσμος που μεγαλώνεις να αλλάζει προς το καλύτερο και να έχουν ήδη πραγματοποιηθεί σημαντικές αλλαγές για τη βελτιστοποίηση της κατάστασης. Η κλιματική αλλαγή είναι ένα ζήτημα που μας απασχολεί ιδιαιτέρως αυτές τις μέρες και πολλοί προσπαθούμε για το καλύτερο δυνατό. Προσπαθώ και γω προσωπίκα με την οποιαδήποτε προσπάθεια να συμβάλω στην προσπάθεια αυτή. Σπουδάζω αυτή τη στιγμή Environmental

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