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París no es la solución

COPENHAGUE – La decisión del presidente Donald Trump de retirar a Estados Unidos del acuerdo climático de París deja a su país sin una política en relación con el calentamiento global. Eso es alarmante. Pero la respuesta del mundo (redoblar la apuesta por el pacto en oposición a Trump) también es preocupante.

La decisión de Trump generó dos clases contradictorias de respuestas, que a menudo se oyeron en boca de la misma persona.

Por un lado, se nos dice que esa decisión pone en peligro el planeta. El ex vicepresidente estadounidense Al Gore afirma que Trump atenta contra la “capacidad de la humanidad de resolver la crisis climática”. El dirigente empresarial Tom Steyer dice que el acuerdo de París es “esencial para dejarles a nuestros hijos un mundo saludable, seguro y próspero” y critica duramente el “traicionero acto de guerra” del presidente.

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