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气候行动怎样能使美国强大

新加坡——气候变化是人类所面临的最大挑战。但身为世界第二大温室气体排放国和气候政策关键行动者的下任美国总统不相信气候变化正在发生,或至少不相信人类在其中发挥推动作用。如果唐纳德·特朗普真的希望“让美国再次伟大”,就像他在竞选口号中所宣扬的那样,他需要改变自己的态度,并且接受气候议程。

迄今为止,形势看起来并不乐观。尽管有大量科学数据的支撑,特朗普依然声称人类活动导致全球变暖缺少证据证明。他甚至称气候变化是一个“骗局”,是中国人的发明,并以破坏美国制造业竞争力为目标(虽然他后来收回了这一指控)。尽管如此,他并未对人类驱动气候变化的整体怀疑进行重新思考。

为了反映这种思路,特朗普已经宣布打算取消燃煤电厂的碳排放限制、加快生产化石燃料以及收回对风能和太阳能的支持。他还承诺要让美国退出去年12月巴黎签署的气候变化协定。这样的倒行逆施或将对应对气候变化的全球努力造成灾难性的打击。

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