Messages to the Future

 
 

Its not even about our kids anymore, its about us. Its us who can’t breathe fresh air. It is us who are going to experience these catastrophic weather changes and natural calamities.

Are we human beings?

I have asked this question from myself a million times. It has been 2 days since I watched something that has boggled my mind upside down. So I decided to understand the real meaning of the word ‘Human’ and ‘Being’. Interestingly, I found that the meaning of the word ‘being’ is an existence. Now, I asked myself another question. Do we really care about ‘our’ existence? On a fine Saturday afternoon in

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I want to believe that by the time you are reading this letter our society has made a significant progress in transitioning towards sustainability.

Dear future children,

I want to believe that by the time you are reading this letter our society has made a significant progress in transitioning towards sustainability. In 2016, one of the primary problems we were dealing with across the planet is climate change. Our luxurious life style and infinite pursuit of power and money increased global waste production, greenhouse gas emissions, and resources depletion. Scientific evidence suggested that we were gradually reaching

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We have the power right now to take action.

Dear Future Family,

If we keep doing business as usual, using fossil fuels, eating beef, turning our heads away from this giant elephant in the room, then we are in for one scary ride. I've watched "Before the Flood" just last night, it's an eye-opener, and I've always believed in climate change, now more than ever. I feel empowered because I am informed on just how alarming this could get. 400 billion tons

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I really hope the answers are optimistic.

2016 is almost at an end.

FYI the earth is dying thanks to us and some level of politics. Questions to the future: Is the year you are reading this any different than 2016? Is the earth getting better now? or are we still denying that climate change and global warming is not happening? Did we win the Arctic oil law suit? Were we able to save the rainforests? Were we able to SAVE THE EARTH? I hope that

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We as the human race are smarter than this struggle at hand and need to rise above large corporate interests and confusion on this topic.

Dear fantastic,

This is me and Aliyah-Blu, my beautiful rescued baby pit! :) We pledge to reduce our un-renewable footprint on this earth. I have been struggling with a near vegan diet lately and its about time I switched over completely. In addition my car will be going out on me soon and I really am looking into an electric car but may settle for riding my bike for a while beforehand to save the

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Be the person who shows up. Be the person who continues to advocate for change because change is possible – it is possible in the most partisan of politics.

Dear Tomorrow,

Today I fought like hell for your future. And I’m tired. Today the America that I love so much is on the edge. The election is 5 days away and no one knows what is going to happen in just a few short days. Will the American public elect a narcissistic demagogue or will we pick the first female president that will work to combat climate change, fix our crumbling infrastructure and

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Your mom is really sorry....... She has used many fossil fuels living her luxurious life.....

Dear Future Baby,

Your mom is really sorry....... She has used many fossil fuels living her luxurious life..... She never knew... the fast food she's consuming made with palm oil, the fuel for her bike, and usage of plastic is costing future of planet...... I am sorry......... But now, when I know...... Your mom is going to play small role in conserving this planet for you....... I'm gonna shift my diet to chicken and veg...... as much

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If we want people to care more about this situation and to take actions, we have to help humanity grow in a spiritual and moral way.

Dear Helena,

I imagine that you should be fine in a world that you like to live in. At least, I hope so. I have heard about climate change since primary school.  I always worry about climate change and want to do something about it. I am a person who loves the nature, animals and, above all, science. When people asked me when I was a child what I wanted to be when I grew up I

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I truly hope that more and more people listen and start to understand the dangers of non-renewable energy sources.

Dear future descendants,

Hi. I'm hoping that the world has improved substantially from the time I typed this to when you're reading this. Climate change, global warming and all similar talk has been something that has been circling and lurking throughout my whole life. I've always wanted to do something about it, but even as a child I had realised that it will take more than one nation to change the whole world. Obviously

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I want to live on knowing that I did my part, I helped and that I abolished my ignorance.

To my nephew Christian,

I want a world for you where nature is healthy and appreciated. The beauty of the environment is profound and under acknowledged. I will fight to protect our home so that your children and their children can enjoy the view that I see every morning. Never abandon mother nature and never abandon the future. I want to live on knowing that I did my part, I helped and that I

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Este mundo es maravilloso y está lleno de gente maravillosa que será tan fuerte como nosotras para detener el cambio climático y ayudar a millones de desplazados por el cambio climático, por favor nunca te rindas.

Querida Rena,

Este mundo es maravilloso y está lleno de gente maravillosa que será tan fuerte como nosotras para detener el cambio climático y ayudar a millones de desplazados por el cambio climático, por favor nunca te rindas. El camino no es fácil, te dará mucho miedo y tendremos miles de obstáculos pero contamos contigo y con todas las personas que están aquí para cambiar el mundo. No estás sola y nunca lo

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I want to be able to stand with pride in front of them and say "I did everything in my power to safeguard a future for you and your children."

Dear Tomorrow,

I am writing to your from the year 2016, from a place that I call home. As a 23 year old female from Pakistan, the most you can do is live your life and study in the hope of achieving a good job and starting a family. I won't say that I was any different from the cliches identified, but it would be false to claim that I was not aware

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There are many good people who are fighting for your future, right now.

Dear my babies,

Right now, your Mumma is 16 years old and is worried about the future. She is worried about the pending election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and that the results of it may send our society flying backwards in many aspects. One of these aspects, is climate change. I live on the Great Barrier Reef, a huge coral reef full of life that is dying very quickly due to

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I will use my voice to help bring awareness about climate change.

My dear daughters,

When I look at you today my heart fills with joy and wonder. I can remember the first day when I learned we were expecting each of you, the first time we heard your heartbeat, and looked at your first ultrasound pictures. I wondered what you would look like and what your personality would be. I hoped I could care for you, but I also started worrying about what the

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In order for you two be happy and healthy, we all need to work hard to prevent climate change.

To my daughters,

Since you were born, nothing has been more important to me than making sure you grow up to be happy and healthy. There is no doubt in my mind that, over the long term, climate change is one of our planet’s existential crises. As you grow up, I want you to be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the world as I have – splashing and playing in clean and

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I believe this fusion of ecology and economy backed by the digital technology is our great achievement.

Dear grandkids,

I can only approve your decision to demonstrate against the Chinese Earth Systems Inc.'s initiative to launch high altitude balloons filled with sulfate aerosols in the stratosphere. One never knows what could happen if something goes wrong. But on the other hand, at this point of global warming, there are not many solutions that can buy a little time while COP 56 agrees on the European Federations's proposal for a

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I have to care. I have to look beyond my little selfish world and make decisions based on how it will affect everything around me.

A reminder to myself,

I'm 19, in my first year of uni and currently in my flat at Sheffield University. I just wanted to make sure you're still good, moral and understand what responsibility you have. Earlier this week I was thinking about what the purpose of my life is and came to the sort of conclusion: I think the purpose is to lead the most interesting and most crazy life possible. Travel the world, see the wonders

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Fighting climate change is my passion.

Dear son/daughter,

I've been passionate about climate change ever since my own mother started buying us the National Geographic magazine and made us read through it. At first I wasn't into it at all but by the time I turned 14 I was an avid reader. I used to watch the NG channel as well and read as much about climate change as I could get my hands on. The things I

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