Topic Reading-Vol.3408-8/10/2021

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Topic Reading-Vol.3408-8/10/2021

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2021/08/10 Topic Reading-Vol.3408-8/10/2021

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Curbing climate change is auto mechanics, not rocket science

There are CEOs in the government and enterprises who seek only the next election or the profit per share. What they prioritize is nothing but a good performance appraisal during their terms, not the commitment for the successors or next generations, especially in the US. The last administration scrapped the ambitious yet necessary goals to reduce tailpipe emissions from cars, SUVs, and trucks to curb global warming, which is one of the existential threats to all the creatures and environment of the planet. Unlike other anthropogenic risks, such as abuse of AI, bio and cyber terrorism, world war, and pandemic, global warming is a clear and present danger yet still manageable. And it doesn’t need rocket science to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transit to cleaner and greener energy production and consumption. However, compared to more environmentally conscious European nations and shareholders, US political and business leaders seem too slow and indecisive to make the necessary transition. Their attitude seems like enjoy today and worry about tomorrow when the sun rises. But there may be more extreme weather events like heatwaves, rainstorms, and floods, as well as rising sea levels and temperatures when you wake up.

Read the article and learn about how US leaders have been dealing with the global problem.

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