“Protect the dirt you walk on and pray that the skies above us are soon pure and clean. This is the only home I have known and my hope is that you too will grow up and realize how valuable it is.”
Dear Future Generations,
While I have not been on earth as long as other members of my family, I have still grown to know of the concerns that we face in dealing with climate changes. I use to be able to walk out the door in November and know what to wear, but this year, I can’t. If you are reading this letter then something positive must have come about. My hope is that at this moment in time everyone has made a change that is allowing for the reversal of the damage we have done.
In all these years, we have done nothing but pollute the earth, which has resulted in record high amounts of Carbon Dioxide in the air. This November has been unusually warm. On campus, students are still wearing shorts. The earth is sick; ridden with an illness we might not be able to cure. We see the changes and are well aware, but we dismiss the problem as if it was an enemy of our very own. The damage to our home seems almost irreversible.
I hope that the conference has instilled something in everyone that propelled him or her to make a change. The most prominent members of our scientific community gathered from across the globe to discuss the changes we should be making. I am writing this before the conference convened; I hope the words spoken at this conference spread so rapidly that everyone quickly joined to make a change.
We all have a heart. We care for those around us and would do anything to ensure their comfort and happiness, and while the Earth doesn’t have the emotions we do, we should treat it as though it is a member of our very own family. We want nothing more than to cure the sickness that has invaded. In due time, with caution and helpful advice, the possibilities are endless for my home and yours.
Protect the dirt you walk on and pray that the skies above us are soon pure and clean. This is the only home I have known and my hope is that you too will grow up and realize how valuable it is. If you are reading this, then the conference made the right decisions. Even so, join in the action and continue to defend the changes. Become a legacy and make me proud.