More Messages to the Future
Dear Future Grandchild,
We can learn a lot about how to treat others from stories that have been passed from generation to generation.
Dear Elliot and Alana,
But being truthful, I know we are not yet on the path that will lead to the change that is needed; but it is visible.
To my future Niece,
While I will work my hardest to create any positive change I can, you must continue this quest. You cannot give up hope, and you must always remember that the beauty on this Earth is worth saving.
Dear future Child or Grandchild,
Climate is undeniably changing but it is not top priority.
Quero que você beba água pura, coma alimentos sem agrotóxicos e que sua casinha branca com varanda, seja voltada para o leste, onde o sol vai nascer.
Hope we get to have that snowball fight I always dreamed we’d have.
Dear Zhengqing Gao,
Fortunately, you didn’t get injured while the wildfire burned your school.
What has most inspired me to act is wanting to be able to look you in the eye and say, “When I became aware of the existential threat of climate change, I did all I could.” Despite my pessimism, I act in the hope it can make a difference for future generations and all the precious life on our fragile planet.
I promise I will do whatever I can to protect and preserve mother Earth for future generations.
I will do my part to help ensure that there is an Earth left when we are done borrowing it.
My hope for you is that all our legislative efforts and care for the environment makes a difference so that we can wipe asthma out of our family.
To my dear children in the year 2050,
I don’t wish to go backwards, but I do wish we would slow down and design our brave new world with more care.