Klimatická hysterie

Museli byste být ztraceni v nejodlehlejších krajích Mongolska, abyste unikli zprávám, že klimatický panel (IPCC) Organizace spojených národů vydal minulý týden novou zprávu. Možná že i v hloubi Mongolska byste zaslechli strašlivá varování vypouštěná novináři. Z tohoto zoufalého lomozu byste pochytili, že zmíněná zpráva obsahovala, že globální oteplování je horší, než jsme si představovali, a že je ihned zapotřebí pohotově a rozhodně jednat. To byste ovšem byli mylně zpraveni.

IPCC předložil dobrou zprávu – jde o pokus shrnout, co vědci z celého světa o globálním oteplování vědí. Na rozdíl od Bushovy administrativy, jež byla přistižena při bagatelizování vědeckých poznatků, nám IPCC přímo říká, že lidstvo je velkou měrou zodpovědné za nedávné ohřívání planety. A na rozdíl od Ala Gorea, jenž zcestoval svět s varováním, že naše města mohou brzy pohltit oceány, se vyhýbá šíření poplašných zpráv.

Ztracen v celém tom humbuku však zůstal nezáživný fakt, že tato zpráva ve skutečnosti vůbec není hrozivější než předcházející zpráva IPCC, vydaná v roce 2001. Ve dvou významných směrech je letošní výsledek dokonce méně hrozivý.

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