«Большая семерка» высказалась за декарбонизацию

НЬЮ-ЙОРК – Встреча «Большой семерки», прошедшая на этой неделе в замке Эльмау, что в Баварских Альпах, ознаменовалась масштабным прорывом в политике по изменениям климата. Семь крупнейших стран с высокоразвитой экономикой (США, Япония, Германия, Великобритания, Франция, Италия и Канада) приняли революционное решение о декарбонизации экономики своих стран в течение этого столетия.

Впервые в истории самые богатые страны договорились о необходимости покончить с зависимостью от ископаемых видов топлива. Канцлер Германии Ангела Меркель, президент США Барак Обама и другие лидеры большой семерки оказались на высоте и заслужили большую благодарность от всего мира.

Исторический прорыв зафиксирован в окончательном коммюнике «Большой семерки». В нем, во-первых, подчеркивается важность удержания глобального потепления на уровне не более 2° по Цельсию (3,6° по Фаренгейту). Это означает, что среднюю температуру на Земле следует удерживать в пределах плюс-минус 2°C от средней температуры, наблюдавшейся перед промышленной революцией (примерно около 1800 года). Между тем глобальное потепление на сегодняшний момент уже составляет около 0,9°C – почти половину от верхнего предела.

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