Реальная опасность глобального потепления

ПРАГА – Меня удивляет, сколько людей в настоящее время в Европе, США и других странах начали поддерживать политику, подстегиваемую истерией по поводу глобального потепления, в особенности законодательство по ограничению промышленных выбросов с помощью квот с целью сократить выбросы парниковых газов и субсидии в развитие ampquot;зеленыхampquot; энергетических источников. Я убежден, что это неправильная стратегия – не только из-за неуверенности в том, какую опасность представляет собой глобальное потепление, но и из-за уверенности в том, какой вред может принести эта предложенная политика, целью которой является смягчение негативного воздействия.

Меня пригласили выступить по этому вопросу на недавней конференции в Санта-Барбаре, Калифорнии. Моя аудитория включала деловую элиту, которая недеется получить прибыль от применения политики ограничения промышленных выбросов с помощью квот, а также от субсидий в возобновляемые источники энергии и в создание ampquot;зеленыхampquot; рабочих мест. Мой им совет не увязнуть в этой истерии.

Европа на несколько лет опережает США в проведении политики, целью которой является смягчение негативных последствий глобального потепления. Все государства-члены ЕС ратифицировали Протокол Киото и приняли широкий диапазон политических мер для того, чтобы снизить свои выбросы и достичь своих целей в соответствии с протоколом Киото.

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