Пустые нападки на климатологию

НЬЮ-ЙОРК. В течение нескольких недель до и после копенгагенской конференции по проблеме изменения климата, состоявшейся в декабре прошлого года, наука об изменении климата подвергалась жёстким нападкам критиков, заявлявших, что климатологи преднамеренно скрывали факты и что наука как таковая находится в плачевном состоянии. Межправительственную группу экспертов по проблеме изменения климата (МГИК), задачей которой является оценка состояния климатологии, обвинили в предвзятости.

Мировую общественность данные нападки привели в замешательство. Если эксперты не могут согласиться друг с другом по поводу того, существует ли кризис, связанный с климатом, то почему правительства должны тратить миллиарды долларов на борьбу с ним?

Дело в том, что критики (малочисленные, но весьма агрессивные) применяют тактику, которую они оттачивают уже более 25 лет. В течение своей длительной кампании они чрезмерно преувеличивали научные разногласия с целью прекратить действия по борьбе с изменением климата, причём их расходы оплачивались такими заинтересованными сторонами, как, например, корпорация Exxon Mobil .

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