Scary Times

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.

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