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Human carbon emissions could delay ice age

Scientists believe the next big ice age could be delayed for years thanks to human carbon emissions. Another ice age is expected within the next 1500 …

Control Population to Limit Climate Change

As the world looks to Copenhagen for solutions to a changing climate, China’s vice-minister of the National Population and Family Planning Commission has expressed a viewpoint that has generally been overlooked or ignored – that it may be more effective to limit world population growth than to limit CO2 emissions per se. As a result [...]

Is a Progress Bar on a Traffic Light a Good Idea?

A design award has been given for a concept that would allow existing traffic lights to be retrofitted with progress bars that offer a visual representation of when the light will change. Several benefits have been suggested… - Less pollution, as drivers can turn their engines off and cut carbon emissions while waiting for the green [...]