Миф общих нулевых выбросов

БЕРЛИН – Выбросы от сжигания угля, нефти и газа накаляют нашу планету такими быстрыми темпами, что неустойчивые и опасные климатические условия кажутся почти неизбежными. Очевидно, что мы должны быстро и эффективно сократить выбросы и в то же время развивать альтернативные источники энергии, которые позволят нам оставить ископаемое топливо в земле.

Этот императив почти шокирующе прост. Тем не менее, изменение климата стало предметом такого количества острой политической инерции, ложной информации и речей, которые выдают желаемое за действительное, в течение последних нескольких десятилетий, что мы продолжаем видеть неэффективные или невозможные решения, а не целевые решения, которые обращают внимание на коренные причины проблемы. Часто эти «решения» основаны на несуществующих или рискованных новых технологиях.

Такой подход является весьма целесообразным, так как он не ставит под угрозу ни бизнес, как обычно, ни социально-экономические «православия». Но климатические модели, которые зависят от неуловимых технологий ослабляют необходимость принять глубокие структурные изменения, которые неизбежны для того, чтобы увернуться от климатической катастрофы.

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