Позерство и изменение климата

КОПЕНГАГЕН – Одной из самых странных сцен, связанных с дискуссиями вокруг изменения климата, была, высказанная в начале месяца, точка зрения исследователя климата из НАСА Джима Хансена. Свою позицию он выразил, держась за руку с голливудской актрисой Даррил Ханой, во время своего марша перед угольной электростанцией Капитолия в Вашингтоне (округ Колумбия).

Хансен пообещал мужественно принять арест, который должен был последовать за акцией, объявленной, в свою очередь, самым крупным в мире протестом прямого действия против изменений климата. Однако самая суровая за последние три года метель уменьшила размеры толпы, помешала специальным гостям принять участие в акции, а также не дала возможности использовать солнечную батарею, чтобы осветить билборд протеста. Согласно сообщениям, полиция обещала толпе, что не будет арестовать тех, кто не хочет, чтобы его арестовывали. В результате, арестованных демонстрантов не оказалось.

Это не помешало протестующим заявить, что акция была успешной. «ПОБЕДА: ВОТ КАК ОСТАНОВИТЬ ГЛОБАЛЬНОЕ ПОТЕПЛЕНИЕ», - гласил вебсайт Капитолийской акции в защиту климата. И, действительно, спикер палаты представителей США и лидер большинства в Сенате обратились к архитектору Капитолия с просьбой прекратить использование угля на электростанции Капитолия (хотя это и произошло за несколько дней до акции). Однако, если бы остановить глобальное потепление было так легко, то я – а также все мои знакомые – уже рисовал бы сейчас плакаты для следующего раунда прямого действия.

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