Full moon over White House.

洁净能源登月之旅

纽约——1961年5月,美国总统约翰·肯尼迪的话语搅动了美国和世界:“我相信我们国家应该致力于在这个十年结束前实现人类登月并安全返回的目标。”短短8年后,美国宇航局完成了这项任务——为科学、技术和世界经济带来了惊人的收获。现在,一群顶尖的科学家、发明家和经济学家已经确定了我们这个时代的登月任务:我们这代人要用清洁能源技术取代化石燃料。

自从一群英国政策领袖年初发起了应对气候变化的全球阿波罗计划后,我和其他很多人一样踊跃参加。这项计划建立在“引导技术变革”的基础之上,是以美国宇航局登月计划命名的。换句话说,通过公共资金支持的有意识的努力,我们可以引导确保人类安全和福祉的先进技术研发。其中最重要的是清洁能源,它能让我们阻止因大量燃烧煤、石油和天然气引起的全球变暖进程。

深度脱碳通道项目(DDPP)已经证明低碳未来可以实现,虽然付出代价很小但带来的效益巨大。比如在美国,2050年实现减排80%不仅可行;而且仅需每年增加占GDP1%左右的额外支出。但由此带来的效益——包括更安全的环境、更智能的基础设施、更实用的汽车和更清洁的空气——却将十分巨大。

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