13.7: Cosmos And Culture Commentary On Science And Society

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It has been a full century since the engine driving climate change was first discovered. It's been more than a half-century since the risks entered the realm of public policy. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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London's financial district, known as the Square Mile. Will it be one of the first dominoes to fall when society can no longer sustain itself? Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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Electronic cigarettes are actually battery operated devices that use a heating element to atomize a flavored liquid, typically containing nicotine, so that it can be inhaled. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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