Can history help halt the runaway train?

Is it possible to use the lessons of the past to combat the acceleration of global warming? Dr Mark Levene, a leading climate change activist, and other historians and archaeologists give their views to Gail Dixon

An engraving showing chimneys emitting smoke during the Industrial Revolution

This article was first published in the April 2008 edition of BBC History Magazine

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