Нет “зеленому“ фундаментализму

БОРДО. Климатология и предмет ее изучения, глобальное потепление, является относительно новой отраслью науки. Однако, несмотря на сравнительную новизну ее исследований, в одном было достигнуто согласие: изменение климата – в котором в значительной степени, если не исключительно, виновата человеческая деятельность – теперь угрожает нашему образу жизни, поэтому мы должны придумать средство, чтобы с ним бороться.

Но я также думаю, что фундаменталистский подход, который пытаются использовать в некоторых кругах, уже нарушает границы приемлемого. Как могут фундаменталисты рекомендовать ограничение экономического роста в качестве решения проблемы глобального потепления, когда существуют сотни миллионов мужчин, женщин и детей во всем мире, которые все еще живут в крайней бедности и им отчаянно необходима помощь?

Население в бедных странах мира имеет право на экономическое развитие, чтобы они могли производить свои собственные продукты питания, чтобы они получали доступ к чистой воде, жили в соответствующих жилищах и имели все блага, предоставляемые больницами и школами. Это основные человеческие права, и они могут быть реализованы только через экономический рост, а не застой.

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