Recently my twelve-year old asked me about global warming. He was afraid the planet would be so hot by the time he grew up that everyone would die. I talked about how slowly the planet is warming and how we are doing so much as a family and society to change the trends. I talked about how their were lots of worries about air pollution when I was growing up and how we are doing so much better today with factory emissions in most places. I left him with a message of hope for the future. For if he feels empowered and hopeful, he will live an empowered and optimistic life. If he feels hopeless and powerless, the legacy continues.