Sent on by
Mark Leach
Send Your Own Message

Dear Tomorrow,

I read everything I could find on the topic and became convininced climate change was happening. At the same time, I reached the sad conclusion that given human nature e.g. Jared Diamond’s book “Collapse,” and the overwhelming momentum of powerful forces such as population growth and the industrial blossoming of China and India, there is little or no chance to stop it. Therefore, the question in my mind became, “What will the world be like, and what will life be like for my sons and their future offspring?” I realize that I may sound like a German citizen in the late 1930s and early ’40s, who knew of the horrors, but did nothing to stop it. I recycle. I turn off lights. But on the other hand, I drive about 1,000 miles a week for my job. That’s a lot of CO2. Realistically, I can’t stop doing that. But if I could, what would that do when every month new coal fired power plants come on-line in in China and India. In sum, I don’t know what to say to you, the children of the future. I knew it was happening, but felt helpless to do anything meaningful to stop it? I’m sorry? These words won’t help you swim among the amazing fish at the coral reefs that I was able to experience. They won’t help you weather powerful storms or seemingly endless droughts. They won’t keep fine young men and women from heading off to fight in wars over potable water. All I can say is the truth. I knew this was happening. I was a willing contributor to the problem, and I did nothing meaningful to stop it. I am guilty.

Share on:
 
Send Your Own Message

More Messages to the Future

 

Dear Tomorrow,

Be the person who shows up. Be the person who continues to advocate for change because change is possible – it is possible in the most partisan of politics.

 

My Dear Paloma,

I’m going to commit to raising you with your eyes open. Being aware as much as we can, how to better our environment together.

 

To my unborn children, hey it’s mummy Cris here!

I am witnessing climate change in a way that I do not like, and I do not know how can I stop it.

 

dear future people (:

I am writing this message to you guys. When I look outside my window today, I see a beautiful world that others and myself call “home sweet home.” The trees glimmering in warm sunlight, the air stirring a cool breeze, and the water flowing down rivers are parts of our home Mother Earth.

 

To what we’ve overcome.

The first step would be in overcoming ourselves. Because whether we end up fading into obscurity, or thriving in prosperity, we will overcome ourselves.

 

Cari nipoti,

Siamo nel 2017 e vi assicuro che sto facendo tutto il possibile per rendere questo pianeta un posto migliore.

 

Dear Children and Grandchildren,

I see a world full of hope fueled by the desire for change.

 

To my future self,

It is today on March 6th, 2017 that you have made the decision to make a difference in this world.

 

Dear Finley,

I wonder if in 2050 we will be looking at a future where fear from the changes at hand has caused people to hate rather than love and provide hope. Perhaps in that world we will we no longer comprehend the biblical texts in a meaningful way. Will climate change be the end of the epoch of God?

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise I will eat vegan, organic, locally grown, and seasonal.

 

To My Children and My Future Grandchildren,

People are an amazing race and, if we have the will, I believe we have the ingenuity and resources to fix the harm we’ve done.

 

My dearest children Ameilia and Alivia, 

I want you to hear the whispers of the seasons changing. The rustling of leaves as they gracefully cascade down from their limbs in the fall, birds singing in spring, and frogs that serenade the summer night.

View All Messages

Send Your Own Message