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Dear future family!

Dear future family,

To put it plainly, climate change is scary. Climate change is scary now, it was scary 20 years ago, and I’m sure that it is scary for you in your time. There are many terrifying components to its destruction. Some talk about rising sea levels that will soon make the coast unlivable and push my family inland. Others fear rising temperatures that will cause record heat waves where there previously were none. For me, the thought of our dwindling groundwater supply is the most terrifying. How will we eat? How will we grow food? How will I feed future generations that will outlive me tenfold?

This raises even more questions. Knowing what I know now, is it ethical to have children? What is the point of caring on a bloodline that will inherent smog, drought, and famine?

When I think of you, way out there in the future, I hope for only one thing: Optimism. I hope the nihilism of my world will be a foreign concept in yours. I hope that the infographics, the videos, the textbooks, and your science will focus on the time you have left Rather than the damage that was already done.

I have plans, goals that I hope will shape your reality soon. There is not much I can do globally, But I hope to instill some knowledge that will be passed down to you when it is your time to act.

Firstly, I hope to be sustainable. I hope to learn all I can about waste management, soil health, and food preservation. This way when the trash has piled up, and the news talks about our dwindling agricultural land supply, and when there are no more fresh strawberries to eat in the winter you and our family will have learned the skills to replenish what has been depleted.

I hope that you will have the skills required to make the necessary changes when the nihilism has subsided and the post-Anthropocene has begun.


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