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Oi meus lindos filhos!

Eu sei que pode parecer loucura, mas eu ainda não tenho vocês, pois hoje ainda tenho quatorze anos. Mas já penso em como é o rosto de vocês.

Hoje, em 2015, sofremos com várias coisas horrorosas: doenças, misérias, fome, sede, etc., mas uma das coisas que mais está destruindo o nosso planeta é o aquecimento global.

Espero que aí, no futuro, não tenha mais isso. Mas vos confesso que não é bom. O calor está imenso, nossas matas estão ficando cada vez mais vazias (por culpa de nós mesmos), muitas pessoas adoecem, e até morrem.

Mas fiquem tranquilos, pois quando vocês nascerem, vos ensinarei direitinho como usufruir a nossa bela natureza sem danificá-la.

Saibam que vos amo muito, Giovanna Moreira.

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