Последствия кризиса

НЬЮ-ЙОРК – В тени кризиса евро и финансового обрыва Соединенных Штатов очень просто не замечать долгосрочные проблемы глобальной экономики. Однако, пока мы сосредоточены на насущных проблемах, они продолжают тлеть, а мы продолжаем игнорировать их на свой страх и риск.

Наиболее серьезным является глобальное потепление. Несмотря на то, что слабость мировой экономики привела к соответствующему снижению темпов роста выбросов углекислого газа, это всего лишь короткая передышка. И мы сильно выбиваемся из графика: из-за того, как медленно мы реагировали на изменения климата, достижение целевого предела в два градуса (по Цельсию) в повышении глобальной температуры в дальнейшем потребует резкого сокращения выбросов.

Некоторые считают, что ввиду экономического спада мы должны отставить вопрос глобального потепления на второй план. Напротив: модернизация глобальной экономики к изменению климата будет способствовать восстановлению совокупного спроса и экономическому росту.

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