Sent on by
Anonymous
Send Your Own Message

Dear Future,

I do not know a lot, but I do know that the idea of climate change and the consequences it can bring to this planet scares me. It is rather crazy to think that there has not been a time in my life, being 19 now, that climate change was not a topic of debate. The science has been around from before I’ve been alive that shows our planet is facing an issue that has human causes. The fact that several species of animals can lose their homes and go extinct because of the changing climate is scary; however, it is not what scares me the most. It’s that I don’t know if we will ever change. The facts have been around for decades now. The sustainability movement started in the late 60s, which is roughly 50 years ago now. It seems that even though we have so much knowledge already people still try and dispute it and those people are the ones in charge of our regulation. Accepting climate change should not be part of a political debate it should be recognized as an issue from people on all sides.

To be honest the future looks really grim. We have a fairly good understand of the issues that we will come to face if action is not taken. The ball seems like its finally started rolling but it is at such a slow pace I don’t know if we could ever truly become a sustainable planet. I am trying my best to learn how I can incorporate sustainable practices into my daily life for example recycling all I can, not using plastic straws, and not using plastic grocery store bags. I am trying the best I can as an individual but it feels as though I have no power to actually change anything. I do not want to give up though.

I have decided to get a degree in environmental science in the hopes that I can learn as much as possible about the issues facing our future and how we can attempt to minimize them. I believe the best chance we really have to being able to do anything is just sharing knowledge. I promise to learn as much as I can about climate change and share that knowledge with everyone I can. I hope that they in turn will share that knowledge with everyone they know, and hopefully one day we can inform everyone. It is likely an unrealistic goal, and might not get anywhere but I promise to try as hard as I can.

Share on:
 
Send Your Own Message

More Messages to the Future

 

For my children,

If we haven’t done enough and the world you’re living on is apocalyptic or if you’re living on another planet then I’m deeply sorry and just know that I believe in you and I know that you are both strong and smart enough to handle anything.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise to pick up trash at every beach I visit, use metal straws, take quick showers.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise I will bring permaculture designs to my community.

 

Queridas filhas Ana Luísa e Ana Carla,

Que vocês possam contar para seus filhos e netos que minha geração tomou consciência de sua responsabilidade e assumiu sua condição de natureza e a ela se reintegrou, com inteligência, interação respeitosa e solidariedade.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise to contact my local officials on passing measures against climate change

 

Dear friend,

I will fight for this cause and I will never ever give up because we, the youngsters, are the hope.

 

Queridas crianças do mundo inteiro,

Pedimos que vocês procurem fazer como nós e continuem essa luta de colaborar com nosso planeta: evitando o consumo exagerado, usando a tecnologia para o bem, plantando árvores, economizando água e poluindo menos.

 

Dear Future Generations,

Dear Future Generations,

 

Dear old dude Mårten,

I know that the 2019 version of me (today that is) wished and hoped for that I did all within my power to turn the world around without loosing sight on the beauty of being alive.

 

Dear fellow human,

May my tomorrow include more attention to these details so that you know that I do care.

 

Aos meus sobrinhos queridos, Ana Laura, Luis Carlos e Helloísa,

Talvez eu não esteja viva para ver alguma mudança, mas espero que vocês vejam e tenham um mundo melhor em 2050. Plantei um ipê rosa e outro amarelo, que eles estejam florindo até 2050.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise to sign up for 100% renewable energy.

View All Messages

Send Your Own Message