How the 19th century gave us the climate crisis - and the tools to tackle it

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Alice Bell explores how the scientists and engineers of the 19th century established our understanding of both climate change and the 21st century clean technologies that could combat it

As citizens of the 21st century, it's understandable to feel as if history has dealt us a rather bad hand. Whilst in many ways this is true - we inherit a plethora of environmental, economic and social...

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