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Dear Future Children,

Dear children, Right now our Earth is in the process of dying, is it dead yet in 2050? I am sure that now it’s hard to believe someone could ever be so ignorant to think climate change is a “lie” when there are visible changes to our planet every single day. I promise to fight for you, and your future, and I promise to fight to give you a planet as clean as mine.

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