Sep 09 2007
From Truth & Progress
Dear Teachers and parents,
I just read the most upsetting story about 2/3 of polar bears being gone in 40 years this morning, and was so upset, that I’m even more motivated to get this project off the ground–or on the ground, as the case may be. So far, I think I’ve spoken to every teacher and principal within my reach, so I really appreciate you allowing me to expand my reach to the blogosphere.
Unlike most kids my age, it seems that I was born with a deep appreciation for our environment. My mom’s been trying to clean up a coal and oil burning power plant about a mile from my house since I was a toddler. Then she went back to school to learn more about energy and environmental policy, pretty much bringing the whole family along, so without realizing it, I have learned a few things too. But something has happened recently that put me in motion.
Global warming is looking so much worse than anyone had imagined. Kids are learning this at school and they’re scared and upset. They try to conserve, but they can’t vote and nobody really listens to them. And worse, they’re about to inherit this mess.
Here’s what I had in mind.