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JOHANNESBURG – Jako největší ohrožení planety se rýsují, v myslích mnoha lidí, terorismus a globální oteplování. Ve Spojených státech Bushova administrativa chce téměř o 20% navýšit financování bezpečnosti hranic a vymáhání imigračních zákonů. Přes 150 milionů dolarů jde do dopravních soustav v New Yorku, New Jersey a Connecticutu s cílem pomoci jim předcházet teroristickým útokům a reagovat na ně.

Mezinárodní terorismus ale každý rok zabije celkem asi 400 lidí. Kolik bychom za snížení počtu zabitých řekněme o 25% měli být ochotni zaplatit – miliardu dolarů, sto miliard?

Mezi tím se v Havaji sešli političtí činitelé, aby debatovali o smlouvě, která má nahradit Kjótský protokol. Ekologické lobbistické skupiny chtějí, aby příští smlouva šla mnohem dál než Kjóto, které už tak bere světu 180 miliard dolarů ročně. Snahy o zpomalení globálního oteplování prostřednictvím Kjótského protokolu nebo obdobné úmluvy změní jen velmi málo, vždyť do roku 2100 zpomalí růst teplot jen o sedm dní.

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