[Monologue 1] Earth Speaks
What is wrong with you?
Are you ignorant or just plain stupid?
You know that I was once beautiful? Why did you do this to me?
You know what I mean. For the past 300 years you have been destroying me. You had everything that you needed, but guess it wasn’t enough. I honestly don’t know what provoked you to use me in the ways that you did.
What did you use? You know what you used! Hmm, I guess I’ll start with the fact that you started pulling coal out of the ground. Why in the world would you do that?
Because you were cold?! That’s supposed to happen. I’m not in charge of that! It gets cold, because there are seasons!
Nevertheless, I have plenty of coal to offer. As a matter of fact, thats not even my main concern.
No I am far from finished! The coal was only the tip of the tip of the iceberg. What I really can’t believe is that you are going deeper into the ground, past the coal for oil! Nowadays you people can’t do anything without petroleum. You take that and make it into oil to heat your homes, and gasoline to drive your cars. Why do you even have cars in the first place?
You mean to tell me that you are polluting my air simply because you are impatient?
Electric cars are available now right?
So why don’t you just drive those so you can stop taking my nonrenewable resources?
You know what I don’t think it would even make that much of a difference when you are constantly spilling petroleum and oil into my water. Did you ever think that i put it so deep into the ground for a reason? I mean come on! I put that stuff at the bottom of the ocean so idiot like you couldn’t go down there and get it, but i guess you weren’t able to connect the dots.
I am not overreacting! You don’t realize that you’re changing my natural climate! Because of you people are dying, and no one is taking responsibility for it. You wonder why parts of the United States got trapped in a polar vortex, and why there are droughts in on the other side of the the U.S. It is not supposed to pour down rain in Arizona, but it is. With that being said I haven’t even told you how all of your factories are causing typhoons and tsunamis in countries that are already on their last leg from all of the pollution that you constantly ignore.
Do you finally understand what I’m trying to say? If you keep this stuff up you will destroy yourself, and me.
Just because you don’t see much climate change in the U.S doesn’t mean that it isn’t happening in other countries around the world.
I warned you with Hurricane Floyd in 1999. I tried warning you every hurricane season since then, but you were still negligent. I really thought that you learned your lesson when I sent Hurricane Katrina through the city of New Orleans, but still you failed to heed my warnings. You should be grateful that I didn’t send any tsunamis your way, or even a massive typhoon. You have the power to stop these disasters from happening in the future. If everyone works together you can make a change. You all have the power to actually make a change. You need to stop climate change before its too late, before you pass the point of no return.
[Monologue 2]A Daughters Enlightenment
(A father and daughter are standing on a crowded bus)
Dad I’m sick of taking the bus, why don’t you just buy a car for Christ sake?
Bad for the environment? How can one lousy car be bad for the environment?
Ok, I get that the exhaust fumes pollute the air, but at least we wouldn’t have to take theses stupid, crowded buses anymore!
Because, it embarrassing! All of my friend’s parents have cars, while we’re stuck here taking the bus!
Dad climate change is not a big deal. It never was, and it never will be.
Look around! The weather is fine here!
How would I know what the climate is around the world? I’m not a scientist.
Fine I’ll research climate change before I go to sleep tonight.
(Daughter sits in her room on her computer)
Oh my gosh… I didn’t think it was really this bad. I never knew that climate change was real. This is terrible.
(Father walks into the room)
Dad I’m so sorry, I didn’t know you were serious I thought you were just being cheap and making excuses.
If pollution can cause massive typhoons and tsunamis why are we even still polluting the air by driving traditional cars?
How could people be that cruel and heartless?
Millions of lives have been lost to what we call ¨natural disasters¨, and we stand by and ignore it! Simply because we don’t see any serious climate change here at home.
You’re right. These people don’t even know all of the damage that the’re doing. Just because the climate is fine here doesn’t mean other countries around the world are the same. We need to make a change for the better.
But how will I do anything? I’m just one girl, and even with the help of all of my friends, I doubt we could even get our voices heard. We’d just be making pointless noise that people would ignore.
A climate change rally? Oh yeah that’s right! I completely forgot about that rally! Dad can we please go to New York? I really want to be there to protest.
Sure sure, I don’t have a problem with taking the bus this time around! Could I see if any of my friends are interested in going with us?
Now I understand why you don’t own a car Dad, and I don’t mind anymore. I’d rather deal with being on a bus than be responsible for the devastation of countries. The people at school can say anything that they want, I know what I’m doing is right. When this rally comes, I know that someone will hear our voices.
[Monologue #3] Conversations With Grandma
Hey Grandma, how are you?
Really? Oh my gosh are you okay?
My God, how bad was it?
The entire coast line was decimated? Good you moved away from there.
You can say that again! I remember the storms before we left India. They did a lot of damage, Im glad we got out of there.
I like it here so far, things are really different here though.
Well for starters almost everyone has a home, and car. We get to go to school free too! They even send a bus to the house to pick me up!
The weather? The weather is fine, why do you ask?
Really? I don’t know much about college change, what is it?
Are you serious?
So you mean to tell me that pollution contributes to storms like that one?
I always assumed that storms like that were natural. I never would have thought that they were man made.
So what you’re saying is that those storms are supposed to happen, but just not in those areas. That make sense. I mean if those storms stayed out over the ocean, then there wouldn’t be any lives lost.
How can we stop that from happening?
A climate change rally? Where?
New York isn’t that far from where we live. I think that mother would be willing to make the trip once I tell her what its about.
Okay Grandma, I’ll tell them you said hello. Be safe over there, I’ll call you and let you know how the rally goes.