Наше будущее – экономика с низким уровнем эмиссии «парниковых» газов.

ЛОНДОН. Конференция ООН по изменению климата, которая будет проводиться в Копенгагене в декабре этого года, должна стать кульминацией двухлетних международных переговоров по поводу нового всемирного договора, нацеленного на причины и последствия выбросов парниковых газов.

Мировая сделка по предотвращению изменения климата срочно необходима. Концентрация в атмосфере углекислого газа и других газов, вызывающих парниковый эффект, достигла 435 частиц на миллион CO2-эквивалента, по сравнению с 280 до начала индустриализации в девятнадцатом столетии.

Если мы будем жить по принципу «а дела идут своим чередом» и не препятствовать эмиссии газов, продолжая сжигать ископаемое топливо и рубить леса, концентрация может достигнуть 750 частиц на миллион к концу этого столетия. Если это случится, возможное повышение средней температуры на земном шаре по сравнению с доиндустриальными временами будет 5˚C или даже больше.

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