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Over on the /AskReddit forum, one frustrated citizen got down to brass tacks. In today's world, it's easy to feel hopeless when it comes to the herculean challenges posed by climate change. There's so much to do and it feels like we're constantly barraged with negative warnings that even our most valiant efforts might be in vain.

So, virtually throwing their arms up in air, Reddit user "ExoticFailure" simply begged for an answer: "How do we save this fucking planet?"

In less than five hours, more than 20,000 people liked the question with hundreds more adding in their own comments, questions, and venting their frustrations. But one incredibly thoughtful and detailed response has quickly elevated itself above the chatter. An anonymous user writing under the handle "m4ybe" offered up a detailed, seven-point response that instantly caught fire. While it's unclear if these solutions are backed by science or possible, they sound like a step in the right direction.

Here is their response in its entirety:

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CEO Ellen Pao Eliminates Biased Salary Negotiations For Newbies at Reddit

The gender equality champion aims to level the playing field a little more with her latest policy.

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Much talked about Ellen Pao, who recently lost her contentious gender discrimination case against venture capital giant Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is making waves yet again for banning salary negotiations entirely from the hiring process at Reddit, where she is interim CEO. Citing years of studies, and not to mention experience, that proves women are loath to engage in haggling over compensation not only because they struggle with it, but also that they’re likely to be punished if they do, as opposed to their male counterparts, Pao concluded elimination was the best course of action.

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Twitter Joins Reddit in Banning Revenge Porn

Rules of the tweetosphere deem nonconsensual nudes an unacceptable pox on its platform.

Twitter is fighting back against miscreants who post revenge porn. Image by Flickr user Pete Simon.

Two days after Reddit’s ban on revenge porn went into effect, Twitter finally hopped on the bandwagon in an addendum made to their “Twitter Rules,” prohibiting the posting of “intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject’s consent.” Policy tweaks and new features added last month also tackled “doxxing,” a practice commonly employed by hackers where personal information (Social Security numbers, home addresses, financial information, etc.) is leaked online. And February saw Twitter announcing that they had tripled the size of staff dedicated to reports of online abuse, further evidence of their fairly recent efforts to seriously address issues of security and harassment on the platform.

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Man Behind Bullied Bus Monitor Fundraiser Launches "7 Million Acts of Love"

Max Sidorov wants to take his anti-bullying message to the masses with a new campaign that promotes compassion and selflessness.

Max Sidorov, the man behind the wildly successful effort to raise money for bullied bus monitor Karen Klein, wants to take his anti-bullying message to the masses.

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How Reddit Became the Internet's Vigilante Voltron

From Karen Klein to SOPA, the social news site Reddit can now muster tremendous financial, promotional, and political influence.

We all heard about it. On the afternoon of June 19, 68 year-old Karen Klien, a school district worker in upstate New York, was on board School Bus #784 as a monitor when four middle schoolers began taunting her. They called her fat, dumb, sweaty and ugly. They made fun of her family—her son committed suicide 10 years ago—and laughed as she cried.

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