Messages to the Future

 
 

By your time I imagine you have much more advanced sources of energy, maybe fusion power, maybe something else.

Dear future readers,

You must be somewhat amused to learn of this strange cult of climate change that had so many people in its grip back in the early 21st century. I post just to testify that not everyone was sucked into the craziness. By your time I imagine you have much more advanced sources of energy, maybe fusion power, maybe something else. I'm also pretty sure that your world will be just

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The fight is in our hearts and minds.

Dear Nephew,

By now, you might know that your aunt has tried her very best to fight for the rights of the place we call home. Whether I am still with you or not, I want you to stand for something greater than yourself. Whether its standing up against politicians polluting the air with factories established in low income communities, or whether it is educating your future friends and family that we

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Barriers can be overcome through more lobbying of congress members and educating people about sustainability.

Dear child,

Hello I am writing this letter in the year 2016 and there are already many issues regarding the environment and sustainability, so I can only imagine the problems we will be facing in 2050. I imagine that companies such as Pepsi will have further monopolized the water industry by buying land with springs; this is already happening so I can only imagine that it will be worse in the future.

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And, if this summer has taught me anything, I am content (because I have to be) living in this limbo, this seemingly endless waiting for the opportunity to change, when really the opportunity exists within our very selves all along.

Dear Tomorrow,

You have been born. Against my wishes as a selfish, anxious millennial, you have been born. And my dear, if you are here, I hope that you are happy. If it is the year 2030, I am now 34 years old. If it is 2050, I am 54. (Perhaps if my flame has continued to burn for this long; perhaps I have already rejoined the stars.) As the Internet likes to remind

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Resist the urge to think that you won't make a difference, that it's not worth your time, or that you will get to it another time.

Dear future recipient,

For myself, the year is 2016. Currently I am awaiting with anticipation for the presidential election of 2016 between Trump, Hillary, Gary, and Jill that is less than 2 months away. Personally, I am hoping Jill wins and I am voting likewise. She seems to be the only candidate speaking about climate change and genuinely wants to do something about it. I know about the harm climate change is and

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I will do my part to help ensure that there is an Earth left when we are done borrowing it.

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise to do my part to try and help protect the planet from the ravages of climate change. I will vote for candidates that are pro-environment, and rally against those who are not. I will minimize the use of products and chemicals that harm the environment and exacerbate the situation. As time and money allows, I will make my home more environmentally-friendly, and make my yard more wildlife and

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In moments of hopefulness, I dream of seeing the world you will rebuild, despite everything the generations which came before you did to destroy the planet.

Dearest Maxine,

If you, or anyone else, reads this in 2050, then my nightmares have not come true and civilization has not come apart at the seams. For that, I would like to take a moment to thank the 7 billion people currently alive on this planet, for having made the unimaginably difficult sacrifices I believe we must all make very very soon if we have any hope of avoiding uncontrollable descent

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I have the power to change the world for a better place to live....not only for you, my Baby, but for your future babies, wives or husbands, for your future best friends, for your future most loved dog, for your future favourite teacher and everyone you love...

Dear Daughter or Son,

I always dreamed of a beautiful world for you, where the air is clean as a tear drop and the water pure and refreshing. I always dreamed of a place where people and animals live in harmony in spite of the differences and their inability to communicate in the same language. I always dreamed of a world where humans would support the planet and its treasures and help them to

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Luckily, we have figured out ways to build things without making the air dirty, and we are trying very hard to get more people to switch over to this new way as fast as we can.

Dear Ari and Levi,

(For delivery in 2020 so they can read the message sooner) If I could wave a magic wand and make one wish come true, I would ask for all the air on earth to go back to the way it was before we invented machines that started making it dirty. All the smoke and gas that the machines have put into the air not only makes it harder to breath, but

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An energy created by those who are using, generating and sharing the most powerful force that can change the future is what the world needs more of: Love.

Dear Tomorrow,

An energy created by those who are using, generating and sharing the most powerful force that can change the future is what the world needs more of: Love. It comes from the depths of your heart and soul and don't stop using it for it reaches much farther than you can imagine!!!

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Having the knowledge of what the future likely holds for you and working my hardest to help make it better, while watching as humanity overall fails to move fast enough, has been one of the most upsetting and frustrating experiences of my life.

Dear Ari and Levi,

I am both hopeful and terrified for the future. Hopeful, because I can see that we now have the solutions we need to live in a sustainable way on this planet - and maybe even on other planets too. Terrified, because I can also see that we are not deploying these solutions nearly fast enough. I think we have a very narrow window of opportunity and it’s rapidly closing –

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My message for them is to appreciate what some visionaries have done for this war on climate change and that I have chosen to fight and to do something about it.

For my kids,

I worked a good part of my adult life on reversing climate change with technology and people doing it together to make a better world. We are a long way from our objective but we are closing in on historic success of a small dimensional country, with leading renewable energy strategies, that often make us a reluctant leader. Costa Rica is our family and especially our kids home now, since

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Surrounded by scientists who shared my fears and visions, I often had a hard time to accept that outside our small community climate change received marginal attention.

To my daughter and son,

I am writing this letter to tell you how much I worried about climate change impacting your life and the life of your children and I hope that by the year 2050 you will look back in time and laugh about my fears. Unfortunately, this is anything but clear. In the late 1980s, I was writing an essay in school discussing consequences of white jet trails on climate. We already knew

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We are reaching out to anyone and everyone we can, to build a movement to transform the way we power the world.

Dear Noah,

I'm sorry. I'm imagining you are living in very uncertain times. For those of us attuned to the natural world and are paying attention, things are not looking good. Climate scientists are telling us that there will be many challenges ahead for you and your children if humanity doesn't pull together and change the way we power our world. I think about climate change a lot. I'm doing just about everything I

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Don't ever let anyone tell you your actions don't matter. Every single thing you do matters. You matter.

Dear Chay and Kate,

I love you both. I want the world for you. I have always wanted the world for you. I want for you to love and laugh and live. From the day each of you came into my life, I have tried to surround you with all that is good. When you were infants, I played Mozart's music and decorated with vibrant colors, We explored the world with little special trips to

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Continue this legacy before you now with joy, gladness and passionate resolve to keep up your own advocacy and pass it onto those who come after you.

Dearest Loved Grandchildren and Great Ones to Come,

Although some of you we may never meet in person, 'Granny' here is advocating loud and strong to make sure your Mother Earth planet is in top shape like it was better in my own days Granny so loved to wander. Wanting ya'll to be able to walk through the lovely woods and enjoy the beauty of nature, to listen to all of nature's sweet sounds of its inhabitants of

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I hope that this life of good things is not just yours to enjoy, but that you also have decided to fight for others to have this life, too.

Dear Annie and Eric,

You know your mom pretty well. You know that when you were teenagers, I got fierce with you about all kinds of things: book reading, the unnecessary use of "like" in a sentence, whether we've suddenly hired a maid because who else is supposed to take your dirty dishes to the sink and wash them? You also know that I've always, always been fierce about my job; no matter what

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So it's 2050. If the good people are winning the greater struggle, fossil fuels are a shamefully long chapter of the past, and there has been a full scale awakening to the need for only renewable, clean energy.

Dear Seamus and Tuva,

You are now roughly the age I am now, and the world has, no doubt, changed in ways I can only imagine sitting here in 2016, about to start another year of teaching middle school English. Ahhh. Accept... accept...accept... It's exciting to think that you might be reading this, thinking about your own children. Please tell me you see each other (and us) often, like once a week. Okay, that you

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I will do everything I have the power to do to free your lives from the mistakes of ours. That is what my love for you means.

Dear X—, Dear A—,

My sons. Now 7 and 4 years old. My eyes just suddenly filled with tears, realizing the struggles that we face here in 2016, and my deepest hopes that your future is filled with a happiness that is strong enough to face the challenges you will certainly face. This is not going to be my best writing; it is hard to put what I am feeling into words. I am supposed

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