More Messages to the Future
I feel deeply that it is my moral obligation as your Mom to protect your future and allow you to inherit a clean and healthy planet.
I promise to do all within my power to create a world that’s safe for you and your generation.
No plastic straws, no water bottles, shop local, no meat.
Creo que debo hacer más. Por ello, he decidido escribir esta breve carta para empezar un proceso en el que vaya escribiendo más cartas, conforme vaya teniendo más claridad de mis posibles contribuciones.
To Annika, Anders, Stella, Eva, and Mickey,
In writing to you, I realize that I don’t want you to be hard on yourself if you choose to not make this your cause. But it is mine, so I hope that you hold me accountable to some of what I wrote here.
Isabelle minha querida neta!
Nossa vida só tem qualidade se tem natureza ao nosso redor.
Dear Zhengqing Gao,
Fortunately, you didn’t get injured while the wildfire burned your school.
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 one push of a button can set a spinner in motion, so too can the actions of one in creating a world that allows you to thrive, to giggle, to love.
Dear Emilia and Tommy,
We, in our time, still have the chance to change course. We have the knowledge and emergent means, even the profitable technologies, to do so.
Remember how passionate you felt at 20, I hope you keep that passion in you and are still working on climate 30 years from now.
We had a lot in common obviously, and our concern for the planet we live on was one of the many things we bonded over.