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To whom it may concern,

It’s my hope that our planet does not now resemble a world from an apocalyptic work of fiction. Moreover, I’d like to know that our modes of transportation are not poisoning the air that we breathe, and that our food is more or less what it claims to be. Humanity has incited an explosion of ability and progress in the last few hundred years alone. I can only imagine the level of connectedness exists between all people of Earth (and elsewhere?). However we have done so in a very human fashion- without foresight. Whether it is a cynical understanding of the brevity of our own lives, or our avoidance of making hard decisions that only provide reward in the distance, we have been very bad housekeepers. Will continuous ingenuity save us from our own mass-extinction? Or will the human race take the place of all the ancient life that we burned along the way. I believe the former to be more likely, but we would be foolish to doubt our own vulnerability. Life is precious- let’s have fun, but understand what we and our toys are capable of.

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