Дешевое и эффективное решение проблемы глобального потепления

КОПЕНГАГЕН. Глобальное потепление означает, что большее количество людей будет умирать от жары. Будет происходить подъем уровня моря, распространяться малярия, голод и бедность. Озабоченность этой проблемой была высокая, однако человечество сделало очень мало, чтобы в действительности предотвратить эти последствия. Выбросы углекислого газа продолжали увеличиваться, несмотря на неоднократные обещания их уменьшения.

Мы все кровно заинтересованы в том, чтобы остановить изменение климата. Мы обратились к ученым, чтобы они проинформировали нас о проблеме глобального потепления. Сейчас нам нужно обратиться к экологическим экономистам, чтобы они просветили нас о выгодах, затратах и возможных последствиях от различных шагов, предпринимаемых в этом направлении.

Мировые лидеры в этом декабре встречаются в Копенгагене, чтобы создать новый пакт по решению проблемы глобального потепления. Следует ли им идти по пути обещаний об уменьшении выбросов углекислого газа, которые вряд ли будут исполнены? Следует ли им вместо этого отложить сокращение выбросов на 20 лет? Чего можно достигнуть, высаживая новые деревья, уменьшая содержание метана или уменьшая выбросы черной сажи? Практично ли концентрироваться на технологических решениях проблемы потепления? Или нам просто нужно адаптироваться к более теплому миру?

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