Když ne teď, tak kdy?

RANGÚN – Veškerá politika je lokální, říká starý aforismus. Dnes ale můžeme říct, že veškeré problémy jsou globální. Až se světoví lídři sejdou na summitu G8 v Itálii, budou nuceni svou politiku aktualizovat tak, aby se poprali s problémy, které nikdo z nich nedokáže vyřešit sám.

Poslední dva roky byly svědkem kaskády vzájemně provázaných krizí: finanční paniky, rostoucích cen potravin a ropy, klimatických šoků, chřipkové pandemie a dalších. Politická spolupráce usilující o řešení těchto problémů není pouhou finesou. Stala se celosvětovou nezbytností.

Síla globální provázanosti je ohromující. Chřipkový virus H1N1 byl v dubnu zjištěn v mexické vísce. Do současnosti už pronikl do více než stovky zemí. Důsledky krachu Lehman Brothers loni v září se během několika dní přenesly do celého světa: záhy i ty nejodlehlejší obce v Africe, Asii a Latinské Americe pocítily šok úbytku příjmů z peněžních převodů, rušených investičních záměrů a padajících vývozních cen. Podobně klimatické šoky v částech Evropy, Austrálie, Asie a Amerik zase v posledních letech přispěly k růstu cen potravin, který zasáhl chudé lidi a v desítkách zemí zapříčinil nestabilitu a strádání.

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