Make the most of every day because remember yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift.

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Son,

The year is 2050 and oh how the world has changed since I was a young man like you. Unfortunately the world is a lot different now. Since I was a boy the world has gotten significantly hotter due to global warming and climate change. It is sad to see how the world has changed like this and I hope that your generation can somehow find a way to make this stop, or at least contain it. I would love to teach you things that I learned a little too late, like turn the damn lights off when you leave a room or take some extra time to find a recycling bin to throw your empty bottles in to instead of just being lazy and throwing them in the trash, because believe me I didn’t do so and it has impacted your life and the world you’re living in quite a bit. Back when I was a boy the air was much cooler and the air content was less than 400ppm CO2 but unfortunately because we have not taken great enough concern with our environment it is climbing at a ridiculous level. In my attempt to change this world and make up for the mistakes I made when I was young I have made a conscious effort to recycle. I have also reduced my use of water and instead of using too many plastic bottles I bought a sturdy reusable bottle so that I cut back on my carbon footprint. I have bit the bullet financially and installed Solar PV panels, thermal electric, and a stream so that I can use all to bring and produce more energy without using natural gasses to heat my house. The whole house is ran strictly from renewable resources that I can produce my houses energy from. I also purchased a Tesla to reduce my carbon footprint and minimize my gas usage. All of these changes to my life are revisions that I made to change for a better tomorrow.

My hope was that I could have done this all earlier in my life. I was naive when I was young and didn’t realize that the choices I made weren’t only going to effect me later in my life but that they would also have a large effect for you and your offspring. I wish that I could go back in time and make a change to the choices I made referring to the entire environment like my carbon footprint and non-renewable resources usage. I hope that at this point in your life the light in your head has went off and that you will begin making an impact far before I realized that it was almost too late for me. Where we live is a gift and it is a delicate environment. If you are not doing it for yourself please do it either for your future offspring or me so you are not put in the position I am having regrets and writing this to me son. You have a serious chance to make a difference in this world, and a great amazing change can start with you! You are a special person and should push the envelope because this earth is far too special not to take care of. So cut back on your carbon footprint, spend a little extra money and install solar panels, buy a tesla and build a wind turbine to make the most of energy from renewable resources, and finally make the most of every day because remember yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, and that is why it is called the present so go make the most of it son!
Love Always,

Luke Israel
Salisbury School 16’

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