Mýtus o nulových čistých emisích

BERLÍN – Emise ze spalování uhlí, ropy a plynu zahřívají naši planetu tak rychlým tempem, že se stále kolísavější a nebezpečnější klimatické podmínky zdají téměř nevyhnutelné. Je zřejmé, že musíme rychle snížit objem emisí a současně vyvinout alternativní zdroje energie, které nám umožní ponechat fosilní paliva v zemi.

Tento úkol je tak jednoznačný, až to šokuje. Přesto klimatické změny v posledních několika desetiletích narážejí na tolik politické lhostejnosti, falešných informací a zbožných přání, že místo abychom vyvíjeli úsilí řešit základní příčiny, vidíme kolem sebe jen neúčinná nebo neuskutečnitelná řešení. Tato „řešení“ přitom často stojí na neexistujících či riskantních nových technologiích.

Takový přístup je nesmírně účelový, neboť neohrožuje ani zavedené pořádky, ani ortodoxní společensko-ekonomické poučky. Klimatické modely stojící na nereálných technologiích však oslabují vědomí nutnosti zavést hluboké strukturální změny, které jsou k odvrácení klimatické katastrofy potřebné.

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