Next time you think people can’t come together and fix seemingly irreparable problems, consider these two pictures.

Also consider: Gandhi, the ozone layer, American slavery, women’s suffrage, gay marriage.

This is the most serious existential threat our species has ever faced and the only impediment to our stopping its most dire manifestations is our inaction.

Vote for candidates who support strong restrictions on CO2 emissions and don’t vote for candidates who don’t. Reduce or eliminate meat, especially red meat, from your diet. Buy locally produced products instead of those that require shipment from afar. Ride a bicycle.

Accept that these sacrifices are not for you, but for future generations.

My apologies for being an overbearing, moralizing prick.

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