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科学美国人60秒:面对现实 承认气候变化

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Republican Voters Not in Denial about Climate

面对现实 承认气候变化

Representative Lamar Smith of Texas, the Republican who heads the House Science Committee, has long been skeptical of global warming. He has accused government climate scientists of doctoring climate data. And called the U.N.'s climate reports, quote, "more political than scientific." All part of what he called the "climate change religion," in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

众议院科学委员会主席、来自德克萨斯州的共和党人士拉马尔·史密斯,长期以来一直对全球变暖持怀疑态度。他指责政府气候科学家篡改气候数据,并称联合国气候报告“政治意味多于科学意味。”在华尔街日报的一篇专栏文章中,他称其为“气候变化的宗教性”

But those views may be increasingly out of step with what Republican voters actually think. Because a new analysis finds that a majority of Republicans across the country would actually support regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant.

但这些观点可能与共和党选民的实际想法越来越不合拍。因为一项新的分析发现,全国大多数共和党人士实际上支持将二氧化碳作为一种污染物进行控制。

As for the overall consensus on whether climate change is, indeed, a thing? Half of Republican voters think the climate is indeed being transformed…although far fewer think human activity is what’s responsible for the changes. The study is in the journal Climatic Change.

那么关于气候变化的问题,是否达到一致的共识呢?一半的共和党选民认为气候的确是在发生变化……但是仅仅有一小部分认为人类活动需要为气候变化负责。该研究结果发表在《气候变化》杂志上。

Study author Matto Mildenberger of the University of California, Santa Barbara: "I think here the picture that's emerging is that the public has a lot more appetite and would have a lot more tolerance and interest in seeing political officials act in the U.S. than you'd think just listening to some of the debate and rhetoric we hear at the federal level in the United States right now.

来自加州大学圣芭芭拉分校该研究的作者Matto Midenberger表示,现在的情况是公众的胃口更大,他们对美国政治官员的行为有更多的宽容和兴趣,而不是我们听到的美国国会级别一些辩论和华丽的辞藻。

But perhaps that rhetoric will start to change—as climate reality makes the politics of denial too hot to handle.

但是,可能这些华丽的辞藻将会开始改变——因为气候变化让这种政治中的否认论调难以处理。

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