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为何气候变化是一个教育问题

纽约—气候变化影响我们所有人,但我们仍在尽量快地采取行动以治理气候变化的根源、减轻它的伤害,并适应它的影响。许多人不理解气候变化给全球经济和社会结构所造成的风险。并且,悲哀的是,许多理解这一风险的人并没有对朝向可持续性和清洁能源的全球转型所能带来的意义深远的好处引起重视。

最新皮尤(Pew)研究,七成被认为是政治独立的美国人不太关注气候变化可能伤害到他们的问题。更糟糕的是,耶鲁大学研究者最近发现,全球40%的成年人从来没有听说过气候变化。在一些发展中国家(比如印度),这一比例高达65%。

这些数字令人沮丧,但可以改进。耶鲁大学的研究推论道,“教育程度是公共对气候变化的认识的最强指标。”通过投资于高品质教育,我们可以为下一代铺就一条解决这一全球问题的正确道路。

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