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Климатические фантазии Дональда Трампа

НЬЮ-ЙОРК – Легенда гласит, что король Канут однажды привёл своих верноподданных льстецов на берег моря, чтобы показать им – даже король не в силах повелевать океанскими волнами, а законы природы сильней людских указов. Можно лишь пожалеть Дональда Трампа, который реально верит, будто его президентские указы могут остановить морской прилив.

Трамп окружён скорее подельниками, чем льстецами. Вместе со своим глупым, невежественным королём они верят, будто, отрицая изменение климата, им удастся вернуть величие и славу угля, нефти и газа. Они ошибаются. Алчность не повернёт вспять рукотворное изменение климата, а указы Трампа не остановят общемировой процесс поэтапного отказа от угля, нефти и газа в пользу низкоуглеродных источников энергии, таких как ветер, солнце, ядерная, геотермальная и гидроэнергетика.

Менее чем за 100 дней мы уже поняли, что Трамп – это человек, живущий в мире фантазий. Он подписывает указы, отдаёт приказы, пишет полночные твиты, но всё это впустую. Потому что есть факты, причём реальные факты, а не «альтернативные» вариации Трампа. Есть физика; есть законодательство; есть суды; есть процедуры; и есть избиратели – из них только 36% одобряют деятельность Трампа на президентском посту. И есть ещё Китай, которому каждый поступок некомпетентного президента США, наносящего удары самому себе, приносит технологическую и дипломатическую победу.

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