Paul Lachine

理解气候僵局

纽约——所有迹象都表明我们这个星球仍在鲁莽地向着气候灾难猛冲。 美国国家海洋和大气管理局已经发布1月到5月的气候状况报告。 今年头五个月是1880年以来记录温度最高的,而五月是有史以来最热的月份。 强烈的热浪正在席卷世界很多地方。 但我们仍然没有采取行动。

造成今天局面的原因有几个,我们应该先真正理解它们才能打破僵局。 首先,控制由人类活动引发气候变化的经济挑战的确非常复杂。 由人类活动引发的气候变化来自两大温室气体(主要是指二氧化碳、甲烷和一氧化二氮)的主要排放源、 以及用于能源和农业的化石燃料(包括砍伐森林修建新的农场和牧场)。

改变世界的能源和农业系统绝非小事。 仅靠挥手宣布气候变化是紧急状况还远远不够。 我们需要制定切实可行的战略,对处于全球经济核心且涉及全球所有人口的两大经济部门进行改造。

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