More Messages to the Future
To my dearest Gabriel,
What gives me hope is what is yet to come, what you will experience in your lifetime.
Dear Erica and Matthew,
I want you to be able to bring your kids to Tahoe and experience the same clarity that you had as a child.
I am doing this to protect you, the food, water, air and biodiversity of a country that I love.
I promise to do all within my power to create a world that’s safe for you and your generation.
I promise to stop eating junk food.
Right now I want to be hopeful. Right now I want to think that we took action to ensure this beautiful future for you.
Future Message to Earth,
Hope there will be no more droughts,
And no more pollution with which we fought,
Regarding every human should be taught,
Ensuring that we uniformly follow these thoughts.
To the Future Generations,
I look at my baby niece today. The newest member of our family, just 3 days old. What will be left for her and her grandchildren?
But when you are reading this years from now, by the light of a solar powered lamp, know that your dad, mom and millions of others who burned brightly with love for our kids did what we could, when we knew the stakes.
Less meat, more on my feet!
I feel optimistic for you, tomorrow. I can feel a shift happening already.
Dear Future Self,
More than getting through a global pandemic that has already taken hundreds of thousands of lives around the world, our true feat is even larger: to secure our long-term health and the health of the ecosystems upon which we depend for life. To do that, we have to cut our emissions in half in the next ten years, and continue to reduce it beyond that. And to succeed in that, we need to fundamentally shift the way we do EVERYTHING.