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推翻气候不作为的理念

发自柯林斯堡/萨拉索塔——三年前,美国越过了一个令人沮丧的里程碑:该国诞生了第一批气候难民。由于海平面迅速上升,路易斯安那州的让·夏尔岛小镇成为了一片泽国,长期居住在此的Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw印第安部落成员被迫搬迁。而即便温室气体排放立即停止,美国也会有数百个社区在未来几年中遭遇类似的命运。

尽管科学家们对全球变暖的成因和恶劣后果早有共识,但政策制定者仍然对气候危机即将来临的警告充耳不闻。而美国甚至在总统特朗普宣布撤出2015年巴黎气候协议之前也未能开始大幅减排。对此气候活动家逐渐认为造成这一局面的原因是资本主义,或者更确切地说,是在西方经济政策制定中占据了至少40年主导地位的新自由主义意识形态。

随着关于绿色新政的辩论日渐升温,公众有必要去了解新自由主义在遏制减少排放,逐步淘汰化石燃料和采用可再生能源技术等政策方面所发挥的作用。

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