More Messages to the Future
To my daughter and son,
Surrounded by scientists who shared my fears and visions, I often had a hard time to accept that outside our small community climate change received marginal attention.
A love letter to my son
I hope this year is a real turning point and by the time you’re a teenager, your life is powered almost entirely by clean energy like solar and wind.
Saiba que enquanto eu tiver vida, minha voz não calará para alertar o mal que estamos fazendo agora para as nossas gerações futuras…
I will never give up on you, on humanity, on the future.
Dear future niece or nephew,
We loved hiking, camping, biking, swimming and playing as kids together.
Dear future generations,
Past generations took all the trees, polluted all the water, fished all the fish, and hunted all the animals so that there’s almost nothing nice left.
Dear Abigail and Olivia,
What stories will you tell them about our generation? Will we be heroes or villains?
To my grandchildren,
With this letter I renew my promise to act in an ethic and moral way and to try to help other people to understand this problem.
Dear Devon and Chloe
I hope that my work helping to make your schools more sustainable will be something you carry on as you grow older.
The clock ticks, time passes, and the earth and all of its inhabitants move closer to dangerous boundaries we can dimly discern but cannot see clearly.
To my grandchildren’s children,
I became an activist to be part of a force to save the natural world and go 100% clean energy.
Right now I want to be hopeful. Right now I want to think that we took action to ensure this beautiful future for you.