The 100 Year Letter Project: Noreen Tsai

We asked friends of DeSmogBlog to write a letter to their great, great grandchildren about their vision and hopes for their world in 100 years, in the context of global warming. Here’s what DeSmogBlog reader Noreen Tsai said:

Dear future sons and daughters of Noreen.

Are the polar bears extinct yet? How much of the Artic is left in existence? Is Santa Clause still a part of your culture, and if he is, where does he live?

Does he still live in the South Pole? IS there a south pole?

Do you know about Hurricane Katrina in 2004 in New Orleans, Louisiana? Is New Orleans still in existence? Or how much of the city is still left?

I hope you make better choices for your world’s environment than the choices that my generation made, and I wish you the best in preserving our Earth’s finest qualities.

Your mother,

Noreen Tsai

The 100 Year Letter Project: Noreen Tsai

Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmogBlog.

He runs the digital marketing agency Spake Media House. Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning.

Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks.

Kevin is the first person to be designated a “Certified Expert” on the political and community organizing platform NationBuilder.

Prior to DeSmogBlog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health.

In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groundbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications.

Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.