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Dear Future Self,

As I’m writing this I am halfway through the 1st semester of my 2nd year of grad school. I hope that when you’re reading this, I have had a fulfilling career helping people or the environment, at least indirectly, and have made a lasting impact on the world. I hope that governments have found ways to reduce CO2 emissions, and that even citizens in wealthy and privileged countries understand how to reduce their carbon footprints.

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