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Opinion

Gareth Cook

Inconvenient truth

The long debate over climate change has ignored an entire class of potential solutions

PEOPLE HAVE offered many suggestions for dealing with climate change. There have been international political agreements, and attempts at market-based solutions. Some have suggested the problem lies closer to home, that recycling and driving a hybrid are ways to help.

And then there is one you probably have not heard yet: Make the next generation of children shorter so they consume less.

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