Messages to the Future

 
 

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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If our Earth is indeed being engulfed by rising sea levels and CO2 emissions, all I can say is to not lose your empathy, your kindness, or your hope.

Dear future niece(s)/nephew(es),

It feels weird to write to you because you do not yet exist. I am not sure if I will get to know you in the next year or the next few years but I am excited for the day I do meet you. I am less excited to see what the world will look like then. I do not mean to be grim or gloomy but in this current global

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You deserve to experience a world as beautiful as it is today in 2017. You can count on me to do everything I can to ensure this happens.

Dear Future Generations,

I hope you can forgive us. Some of us are really trying to fix the mess that has been created, and I am wishing it will be enough. There is too much greed and corruption in this world, and the power is not in the hands of those who care. The leaders of our nations are not behind us, they are taking care of things they deem to be more

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Hope is more powerful than fear.

To My Future Children,

I am currently learning about the ways humans have impacted their environment through history how these behaviors and ideas of nature have led us to do irreversible damage to our world. It is scary to think that the person we elected as our president does not acknowledge this problem and is changing policies that will threaten the future of Earth and its habitants. It has taken us a long time

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After feeling so alone in my concerns, and helpless to enact real change, it was inspiring to see so many people fighting for the same things that I want.

Dear future children,

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 feel discouraged about our country's future environmental policies. However, seeing all of the people committed to saving the planet at the People's Climate March

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The world at this point in time is at a very pivotal moment when it comes to environmental responsibility and protection.

Dear Future Hannah,

Right now I have just finished up a class about environmental justice. The world at this point in time is at a very pivotal moment when it comes to environmental responsibility and protection. Trump was elected President last fall and is making threats to cut the EPA, pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement and continuously refuses to acknowledge the legitimacy of climate change science. If he does not

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It took me awhile to come to grips with the fact that climate change could be caused by humans like you and me.

Dear Future Grandchildren,

It took me awhile to come to grips with the fact that climate change could be caused by humans like you and me. Turns out, humans have a lot more of an impact than we think. After taking an environmental ethics course and an environmental chem course in college, I began to think differently. Growing up and going to Catholic grade school and high school, I was always taught we

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I wish for you both that another kind of life has been discovered, one of peace, moderation and concern for all life.

Dear Nova and Remi,

I am doing my best and will continue to do my best to not participate in the free enterprise system of economics. I do this because I have found that it is the concept of economic growth that has been the main driver to all our trouble with climate change and other environmental issues that are very dangerous to your future. I wish for you both that another kind of

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Even as I write this, people from the parts of the world that will be the most affected by the coming cataclysm are rising up to try to take the power they need to fight back.

To My Future Descendants,

I am writing you from a world that is divided and dying. Even though it is well known that carbon emissions are radically altering the climate of the planet that we live on, causing rising temperatures and melting ice, threatening the very existence of the human race on this planet. Those who are causing the problem have too much of a vested interest in continuing the industry that makes them wealthy to really

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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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