The world needs a full stop on fossil fuels

Published April 20, 2022

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Chemical & Engineering News published a Q&A with Holly Jean Buck about how the world needs to do a full stop on fossil fuels. “We know that we have to wind down the production of fossil fuels, not just increase renewables,” said Buck. “We have to do both. If we want to limit warming to 1.5 ºC, which the world has agreed to try to do, countries would need to be decreasing fossil fuel production by 6% a year over this decade. And yet they’re planning to increase production 2% or so,” said Buck. “We’re really not on the right track.”

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