Danny Bloom
Danny Bloom
I seek the truth wherever it lies.

‘Kids say the darndest things’ about global warming and ‘ocean acidification’

This post is for your children, if you have children, and also for your nieces and nephews, and grandchildren and cousins still in their teens and even younger. Most posts online are written for adults, of course, since it is adults who own computers and use them for social media communications. Most kids are still into cartoons and comic books — and toys!

But this post today is for kids and it’s about climate change and global warming and something called “ocean acidification. Canadian novelist and environmentalist Margaret Atwood will explain it here later on if you scroll down a bit, and Marc Hudson also poses a very good question about these issues: ”What do we tell kids about the climate change future we created for them?”

So this post today is for your kids, your grandkids and your great-grandkids, and also for your very young nieces and nephews all over the world. It’s about an underwater post office in the Western Pacific ocean where they can send letters and postcards about their concerns about climate change and ocean acidification especially, and they can write (or you can help them to write their postcards, letters or even online emails as I will explain in a few seconds).

Yes, there’s an online underwater post office box (online photo here) located in the waters of the Western Pacific ocean. With more and more awareness worldwide of the problems that ocean acidification is causing in terms of global warming, the underwater mail box has been installed there and is awaiting letters by snail mail, mermaid mail, waterproof postcards and by normal email, from children and teenagers about how they feel about ocean acidification and what they think and hope humans can do about it before it is too late.

Send your online postcards and emails to The Cli-Fi Report contact address and you will get a reply as well.

And send your snail mail and mermaid mail postcards and handwritten letters to:

P.O. Box 1000
Chiayi City, Taiwan, 600

All letters will also get a response. This post is for children, your children or children you know, worldwide, in any language, from any country or island, so please pass this news on to them. Tell their parents, tell their teachers, tell their day-care workers. Tell them directly, too.

One letter already came in, written by a seven-year-old girl in Taiwan and addressed to Margaret Atwood in Canada.

“Dear Margaret Atwood,

I am so happy you care so much about trying to save our sick planet. And you are a bird-watcher, too, and guess what, I am, too, with my mom and dad.

You are so caring. I guess you were seven years old once, so you understand me, just a little seven-year old-girl Aboriginal girl in the Western Pacific. My ancestors came to Taiwan long, long ago, before I was born. Before you were born, too. We have been here in Taiwan for over 10,000 years. When did your ancestors first arrive in Canada?

I know you care about the oceans, passionately. You are concerned about our warming oceans and ocean acidification. That’s a long word, ocean acidification. My mom and dad helped learn to spell it and how to say it, too.

I support you, Margaret Atwood, in your work to stop ocean acidification. You are my hero. Thank you. You are 77 and I am 7. There is no difference. We are kindred spirits.

I love you, Margaret Atwood.”

END NOTE: Margaret Atwood, one of Canada’s most famous writers and in line to receive a Nobel Prize for Literature someday, gives her take on the increased world’s oceans and ocean acidification from CO2 absorption here in this popular article.

About the Author
Dan Bloom curates The Cli-Fi Report at www.cli-fi.net. He graduated from Tufts University in Boston in 1971 with a major in Modern Literature. A newspaper editor and reporter since his days in Washington, D.C., Juneau, Alaska, Tokyo, Japan and Taipei, Taiwan, he has lived and worked 5 countries and speaks rudimentary French, Japanese and Chinese. He hopes to live for a few more years.