More Messages to the Future
Tonight at bedtime, you asked, seemingly out of nowhere, “why are the glaciers disappearing?”
To my beloved granddaughters, Margaret and Caroline,
Growing up in Germany, I often wondered what my parents had done to oppose the Nazi regime in the 1930’s that led to WWII. I was so disappointed when I found out how passive they had been. For me, this was formative.
Dear People Of The Future,
It’s scary, this is the stuff you see in movies about the end of the world.
To older Rochelle,
You should’ve reduced your carbon footprint, should be using some source of renewable energy and be a vegetarian by now.
Isabelle minha querida neta!
Nossa vida só tem qualidade se tem natureza ao nosso redor.
I promise to ditch all the natural gas and go all electric with my home!
We will look back on our time here and ask, “What did I do?”
If we truly live our present moment, maybe you’ll have a future.
As I write this, I consider giving up as it sometimes seems that all is lost. But then I think of you.
My climate promise is to reduce electricity at home. I will turn off the TV and lights when I’m not in the room.
To my precious children
I want clean air, clean energy and muddy feet for you. I want this for all children.
I promise to do my part, supporting federal legislation to protect our earth while starting small with projects at home.
Dear Nuriel, Eliran, and Rotem,
Sometimes I think we will never make it, but I know we must keep trying.