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Making my way back from downtown Berkeley this lunchtime, I passed by a couple of high schoolers passing out a climate change flyer to other students and passersby in front of Berkeley High.

On the back of the flyer were a set of cartoons.  One struck a particular chord. I hadn't seen it before, although seeming to be insanely popular when I google-imaged the phrase. For good reason.

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I was cheered, both by the cartoon itself, and by the fact that there were high school students willing to be there, concerned enough to hand out the flyers.  Maybe there is hope after all for the fate of humanity and the planet.

Here's a bit from the flyer they were passing out.

... We can no longer leave our future and the fate of the planet in the hands of those who have created this environmental crisis. They will continue to pollute and ravage the earth as long as it is profitable for them, even if it means destroying the precious possibility of life on the planet.

There is no reason we should accept this. There is not future under this kind of system. Our lives and our planet are worth more than their system of pollution for profit. It is in the interests of the vast majority of people on this planet to stop this environmental destruction. It's up to us to change it.

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"What if" indeed.

Originally posted to jpmassar on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 01:02 PM PDT.

Also republished by Occupy Wall Street.

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