Темная сторона глобального потепления

На прошлой неделе Европейский Союз объявил о том, что он практически спас планету. Вместе с Европейской Комиссией президент Жозе Мануэль Баррозо заявил, что станет во главе движения по борьбе против изменения климата, ЕС пообещал снизить выброс CO2 на 20% к 2020 году, что ниже соответствующего уровня 1990 года. Конечно, учитывая тот факт, что ЕС уже пообещал сокращение выбросов на 8% к следующему году в рамках Киотского протокола, эта цель выглядит не менее амбициозной. Более того, в условиях сложившихся фундаментальных проблем Киотского протокола, которые продолжают лишать его жизнеспособности, ЕС выбрал худший вариант.

Изменение климата человеком – это конечно реальный факт, который представляет серьезную проблему. Тем не менее, позиция по уменьшению выбросов «сегодня, пока еще не слишком поздно», говорит о том, что у мирового сообщества нет практичного способа решения проблемы в краткосрочной перспективе.

Это может быть объяснением, почему мы концентрируемся на благовидном Киотском протоколе, основными недостатками которого всегда были его преувеличенная амбициозность, непоследовательный подход к решению проблем окружающей среды и огромная стоимость. Он требует слишком большого сокращения выбросов, что могут себе позволить лишь немногие страны.

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