We pledge to devote our intellect to combat climate change! – Sudarshan and Sony
More Messages to the Future
Dear Evie of 2050,
I can feel the change happening — many people are working to transform the world.
I can now see that the solutions are there, that a transition of the magnitude that is needed, is possible.
Dear Future Self,
It was 2020, the year I realized that life is fragile—not just mine, but the entire planet—through immense consumption, pollution, greediness, ignorance, false bliss. This wasn’t the way I wanted to live my life, so I promise to actively make the change.
I am small now littles and I may be small forever but in my small ways I will fight for you.
I promise I will convince my family to switch their gas appliances to electric.
I promise to pick up trash at every beach I visit, use metal straws, take quick showers.
I hope you are healthy and happy and that you feel supported by the ecosystem around you because we are all deeply truly interconnected. We depend on the earth to take care of us, and nature needs us to take care of her in turn. We all need each other.
I will work everyday to combat climate change for your today, for your tomorrow!
Dear Grandchildren — August and any others who were born after him
I joined millions of other people who wrote letters and made calls urging our leaders to do more to care for the planet.
Dear Hailey and Lily,
We know about this. If we don’t fix this for you, it’s our fault.
It wasn’t about Him, it was about Us. And this isn’t about Me, it’s about You. And it won’t be about You, it will be about Them.
To My Friends, Family and Future Grandchildren,
I realize my reflection of the past, current and future state of the environment paints a grim and pessimistic picture, but I feel optimistic in our ability to turn planet Earth’s fate around if we all work together and commit to making a change.