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高爾醞釀新一波運動 讓世人面對氣候變遷真相

2011年07月18日
摘譯自2011年7月12日ENS華盛頓報導;黃健強編譯,蔡麗伶審校
2011年4月15日高爾於克羅拉多州杜藍戈市(Durango)的路易斯堡學院環境中心的移交大會上揮手向觀眾示意。圖片來自:路易斯堡學院。
2011年4月15日高爾於克羅拉多州杜藍戈市(Durango)的路易斯堡學院環境中心的移交大會上揮手向觀眾示意。圖片來自:路易斯堡學院

高爾正在計畫一個新的全球運動,要說服民眾相信氣候變遷的真實性,並同時提出解決之道。

這位前美國副總統,曾以獲獎的氣候變遷紀錄片《不願面對的真相》而成名,而他將要在9月14到15日的節目,《真相的24小時》(24 Hours of Reality)中進行這項運動,這個節目是世界性的教育活動,透過網路現場直播。

在24個地方舉行,其中包括從墨西哥到阿拉斯加州、從北京到倫敦、阿拉伯聯合大公國、新德里和雅加達等地,該節目會邀請科學家、名人、企業領導人和關係該議題的民眾,當然也包括高爾本人。

這個活動將會分別在24個時區內以多種語言來24小時直播放送。

高爾表示:「氣候危機無關政治,全世界各地正以驚人的次數不斷地發生劇烈的暴風雨和炙熱的高溫,我們每一天都生活在現實的氣候危機中。唯一的問題就是,我們採取的行動有多快速?」

《真相的24小時》將會提供一個新的多媒體播送,呈現極端天氣事件和氣候危機的關聯性。所有的觀眾可透過網路或是現場親身參與這個活動並協助提供解決氣候危機的難題。

這個新的活動其中有「氣候企劃」(The Climate Project)中超過3000個活動人士參與,他們已受過高爾的訓練,可以在世紀各地展說《不願面對的真相》的投影片。

高爾把他非盈利組織的名稱從「氣候保護聯盟」(Alliance  for Climate Protection) 改成「氣候真相計畫」(Climate Reality Project),且未來的所有活動將會以「氣候真相計畫」的名義去進行。

「氣候真相計畫」在今日發表的聲明中提到:「這個九月份的活動是第一次大型且多方面的活動,要告訴大家有關氣候危機的事實,並且排除我們每天所聽到的錯誤資訊。」

氣候真相計畫的總裁兼執行長,梅姬福斯(Maggie Fox)表示:「石油公司和他的相關組織將會想盡辦法否認氣候變遷正在發生的事實。但我們有強力的回應,那就是『事實的真相』,我們將會提供我們的資源來教育社會大眾使他們理解氣候危機的真相,並幫助推行全球運動來作改變。」

高爾於6月22日滾石雜誌的一篇文章中批評,歐巴馬總統並沒有勇敢採取行動來解決氣候變遷的危機。這篇文章也將瞄頭轉向那些打著科學與理性名號而支持環境污染者和右派理論家的媒體。

高爾寫到:「環境污染者和理論家踐踏民主言談的規則。他們資助偽科學家來提出(氣候變遷)真假的質疑;買通大批官員去賄賂,讓合法掩飾非法,而且也可以暗中進行;每年他們花費數億元在大眾媒體上散播不實誤導的廣告;僱用4個反氣候變遷論的說客來說服美國參議院和眾議院的每位成員。」

高爾將這些行動比作成許多菸草公司花了數十年去否定吸煙會造成癌症的事實,但最終後卻是花了數十億元來與46個州達成法律和解協議。

「石油和煤礦公司已決心要否認並混淆氣候變遷的科學觀點,忽視氣候變遷的影響並使我們的領導人漠視這個議題。」高爾的新團隊在「氣候真相」(Climate Reality)的活動中發表聲明。

為了證明他對氣候變遷的擔心,高爾引用了全世界的科學共識。

「科學聲明指出氣候變遷是真實的且人類的行動會驅使氣候產生變遷。這些科學聲明是受全世界各個主要國家的國家科學研究院、各個全球暖化研究的主要專業的社會科學,以及全世界98%的氣候科學家所背書認可的。」高爾在滾石雜誌上寫到。

「在由世界上3000個最好的科學專家所完成最新且最具權威性的研究中,氣候變遷的證據已被判定是毋庸置疑的存在著。」

「氣候變遷危機是真的嗎?」「是的,當然是真的。」

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Gore Takes on Climate Deniers with 24 Hours of Reality
WASHINGTON, DC, July 12, 2011 (ENS)

Al Gore is mounting a new global campaign to convince people that climate change is real and to generate solutions.

The former U.S. vice president, who became famous for his award-winning climate change documentary "Inconvenient Truth," will kick off the campaign on September 14-15 with 24 Hours of Reality, a worldwide educational event streamed live online.

In 24 locations from Mexico City to Alaska, from Beijing to London to Abu Dhabi, to New Delhi and Jakarta, the event will feature scientists, celebrities, business leaders and concerned citizens as well as Gore himself.

The event will be broadcast live online over 24 hours, in 24 time zones and in multiple languages.

"The climate crisis knows no political boundaries," said Gore. "Ferocious storms and deadly heat waves are occurring with alarming frequency all over the world. We are living with the reality of the climate crisis every day. The only question is, how soon can we act?"

The 24 Hours of Reality event will feature a new multimedia presentation, created by Gore, on the connection between extreme weather events and the climate crisis. All viewers of the event, online and in person, will be invited to take part in specific activities to help solve the climate crisis.

The new campaign will include the more than 3,000 activists of The Climate Project who have been personally trained by Gore to present his "Inconvenient Truth," slide show around the world.

Gore has changed the name of his nonprofit organization from Alliance for Climate Protection to the Climate Reality Project and all future events will happen under the Climate Reality Project banner.

The September event is the first in a larger, multi-faceted campaign to "tell the truth about the climate crisis and reject the misinformation we hear every day," said the Climate Reality Project in a statement today.

"Fossil fuel companies and their allies will go to great lengths to deny the fact that climate change is happening now," said Maggie Fox, president and CEO of the Climate Reality Project. "But we have one powerful response - reality. We will dedicate our resources toward educating and engaging the public about the reality of the climate crisis and helping build the global movement for change."

Gore, in a June 22 "Rolling Stone" article, criticized President Barack Obama for not taking "bold action" to address climate change. The article also targeted the media for favoring the "Poisonous Polluters and Right-wing Ideologues" over the forces of "Science and Reason."

"Polluters and Ideologues are trampling all over the 'rules' of democratic discourse," wrote Gore. "They are financing pseudoscientists whose job is to manufacture doubt about what is true and what is false; buying elected officials wholesale with bribes that the politicians themselves have made 'legal' and can now be made in secret; spending hundreds of millions of dollars each year on misleading advertisements in the mass media; hiring four anti-climate lobbyists for every member of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives."

Gore compares these actions to those of the tobacco companies that spent decades denying that smoking causes cancer but eventually came to a multi-billion dollar legal settlement with 46 states.

"Oil and coal companies are determined to sow denial and confusion about the science of climate change, ignore its impacts, and create apathy among our leaders," Gore's new group says in a statement announcing the Climate Reality campaign.

To validate his concerns about climate change, Gore cites the worldwide scientific consensus.

The science showing that climate change is real and that human actions are driving it "has been endorsed by every National Academy of science of every major country on the planet, every major professional scientific society related to the study of global warming and 98 percent of climate scientists throughout the world," Gore wrote in "Rolling Stone."

"In the latest and most authoritative study by 3,000 of the very best scientific experts in the world, the evidence was judged "unequivocal," he wrote.

"Is the climate crisis real?" Gore wrote. "Yes, of course it is."

全文及圖片詳見:ENS報導

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蔡麗伶(LiLing Barricman)

In my healing journey and learning to attain the breath awareness, I become aware of the reality that all the creatures of the world are breathing the same breath. Take action, here and now. From my physical being to the every corner of this out of balance's planet.