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لا متشككون بالتغير المناخي عندما تشتد الامور

سيدني- خلال رحلة طيران مدتها 14 ساعة ونصف من لوس انجلوس الى سيدني مؤخرا كان لدي الوقت لقراءة مجموعة المقالات التي كتبها كاتب العمود شارلز كراوثامر " الاشياء التي تهم" ولقد شعرت بالانزعاج خلال الرحلة بعد ان قرأت المقالات .

لقد استمتعت بكتابات كراوثامر خلال السنوات الماضية ولكن كان هناك شيء في كتابه يعتبر مقلقا للغاية وهذا الشيء هو وصفه لنفسه بإنه ينتمي الى المدرسة اللاأدرية فيما يتعلق بالتغير المناخي . يعتقد كراوثامر انه من البديهي ان ضخ كميات كبيرة من ثاني اكسيد الكربون في الجو لا يمكن ان يكون شيئا جيدا ولكن في الوقت نفسه هو مقتنع كذلك ان اولئك الذين يفترضون انهم يعرفون بالضبط نتيجة ذلك لا يفقهون شيئا .

ان الكلمة التي وجدتها الاكثر اثارة للانزعاج هي كلمة "اللاادرية" والسبب لا يتعلق فقط بكون كراوثامر عالم مختص ولكن ايضا لأن رئيس الوزراء الاسترالي السابق جون هاورد استخدم الكلمة نفسها اثناء خطابه امام مجموعة من المنكرين للتغير المناخي في لندن في اواخر سنة 2013. لقد قال هاورد للمتشككين المجتمعين " ان جزءا من المشكلة مع هذا النقاش هو انه بالنسبة لبعض المتحمسين المشاركين فإن قضيتهم اصبحت عبارة عن دين بديل ".

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