纽约城的绿色

在即将到来的日子里,美国将做出有可能改变其世界地位的关键决定:那就是是否批准拨款5亿3千7百万美元,将纽约市建设成为21世纪世界首座在环境领域实现可持续发展的大城市。

美国交通部的官员必须了解,他们做出是否资助麦克尔·布隆伯格(Michael Bloomberg)市长颇具远见的“纽约规划”(PlaNYC)的决策将决定超过1000万纽约人每天所呼吸的空气质量和这座城市每天的二氧化碳排放量。

纽约市的二氧化碳排放量已经超过了整个挪威。更为重要的是,官员们必须意识到他们的所作所为将决定美国面对前所未有的城市化和二氧化碳造成的气候改变所做出的反应。

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