Climate change right now is really bad, I’m writing this during the COP26 conference in Glasgow (which is an hour away) and I’m listening to politicians talking about promises for the future. “If we fail, future generations will never forgive us.” -Boris Johnson

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Dear future child whatever your name is,

I’m 12 right now so I have no idea who you are.

Climate change right now is really bad, I’m writing this during the COP26 conference in Glasgow (which is an hour away) and I’m listening to politicians talking about promises for the future.

“If we fail, future generations will never forgive us.” -Boris Johnson

I really wish our attempts work out to fix this world, I hope that you (my future child) can have a cozy, and snowy Christmas like I love.

I shall try to lessen the plastic and waste I use.

I’m also going to try and stick to my diet of a vegetarian. My family has started to order milk from a very local dairy that brings the milk in glass bottles. We’ve started using less plastic, we’ve also not been eating meat at the house. My dad does have to eat meat drive a lot though (because of Cop26 and his job there)🤦‍♀️

My mom is teaching a lesson on sport and the environment with the university of Stirling.

Hope everything is doing well where you are. See you in like 20 years 🤗

 

-Gwen… your mother

 

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