令戈尔尴尬的真相

前美国副总统戈尔以全球变暖为体裁的电影即将在各地影院上映。《令人尴尬的真相》在美洲和欧洲引发的热评如潮,也很有可能引起全球公众的关注。但尽管这部影片到处充斥着刺激煽情的画面,却缺乏理性的论据来支持自己的观点。

《令人尴尬的真相》提出了三个要点:全球变暖是真实存在的;它将带来灾难性的后果;解决全球变暖问题应当是我们的首要任务。但令制片们尴尬的是,只有第一点能够站得住脚。

很多有权有势的美国人根本不承认全球变暖趋势的存在,尽管戈尔逆潮流而动的勇气着实可嘉,但他关于未来灾难的说法却有极强的误导性。他最大的错误在于提出由于人类已经意识到问题的存在,在道德上就有采取行动制止气候变化的义务。这种说法不只是天真,甚至可以称为虚伪。

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