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To Future Me,

I hope by now you’ve figured out what to do with your life, and if not, that’s cool too. This is just a reminder from your past reminding you what it’s like to live in a world that is trying to save the world from climate change. It’s all anyone can think about, it’s on every news article, in every lecture. hopefully wherever you are now, change is being made.

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