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Dear 22nd Century Youth,

Hello, I hope this letter finds you in good health.

If you’re reading this, it means humanity survived the twenty-first century. I’m curious how the world has changed in the 80 years since I wrote this letter. How technology has progressed over time. Is time travel already possible? Is the world becoming a better place? I’m hoping it does.
I sincerely hope that the government and citizens of the world have finally found a solution to the global warming problem. If not, please accept my apologies. Sorry, if you’re breathing polluted air, or if natural disasters are so intense that everyone is terrified when you hear about one on the news. If summer and winter are no longer enjoyable seasons.

I just wanted to let you know that I did everything I could to reduce my carbon footprint, and I apologize if it was not enough. I sincerely hope that it is not too late to persuade those in power to take action.

I wish you well and hope that the world becomes a better place to live. Please keep in mind that I, as a 21st-century youth, am concerned about, YOU, the next generation.

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