13.7: Cosmos And Culture13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Commentary On Science And Society

Women's 200 meters respective silver and bronze medal winners from India Dutee Chand, left, and Asha Roy wave to the crowd after their race on the final day of the 2013 Asian Athletics Championship. Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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