Cэкономленное налогами

Каков наш долг перед нашими прапраправнуками? Какие меры мы обязаны принять сейчас, чтобы уменьшить опасность для наших потомков и нашей планеты, связанную с увеличением вероятности глобального потепления и изменения климата?

Почти каждый – за исключением компаний вроде ExxonMobil, людей вроде вице-президента США Дика Чейни, а также их платных прислужников и обманутых приверженцев – понимает, что когда люди сжигают углеводороды, углекислый газ попадает в атмосферу, где он действует подобно гигантскому одеялу, поглощая инфракрасное излучение земной поверхности и тем самым нагревая землю.

Точно так же почти каждый понимает, что, хотя глобальное потепление может оказаться намного более или намного менее существенной проблемой, чем предполагают существующие модели, эта неопределенность – вовсе не оправдание бездействию. На самом деле неопределенность по поводу глобального изменения климата должна заставить нас предпринимать в этом направлении больше, чем если бы мы знали, что оно будет происходить в точности по усредненным прогнозам.

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