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لماذا التغير المناخي يعتبر قضية تعليمية

نيويورك- إن التغير المناخي يؤثر علينا جميعا ولكن ما زلنا لا نعمل بالسرعة الكافية لمعالجة أسبابه والتخفيف من الضرر والتأقلم مع تأثيراته .إن العديد من الناس لا يفهمون المخاطر التي يشكلها التغير المناخي على الهياكل العالمية الإقتصادية والإجتماعية وللإسف فإن العديد من الناس الذين يدركون تلك المخاطر يرفضون الفوائد الكثيرة التي سيجلبها التحول العالمي للإستدامة والطاقة النظيفة.

طبقا لدراسة أجراها مركز بيو للإبحاث مؤخرا فإن سبعة من كل عشر أمريكيين يصنفون على إنهم مستقلون سياسيا لا يشعرون بقلق كبير من أن التغير المناخي سيضرهم والأسوأ من ذلك إن الباحثين من جامعة يال وجدوا مؤخرا أن 40% من البالغين في العالم لم يسمعوا مطلقا عن التغير المناخي وفي بعض الدول النامية مثل الهند يقفز ذلك الرقم إلى 65%.

إن هذه الإرقام غير مشجعه ولكن يمكن تحسينها فلقد خلصت دراسة يال إلى أن " التحصيل العلمي عادة ما يكون المؤشر الوحيد الأقوى للوعي العام بالتغير المناخي ".إن الإستثمار في التعليم الجيد يعني أنه بإمكاننا وضع الجيل القادم على الطريق الصحيح لمعالجة هذه المشكلة العالمية.

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