The Global Movement to end Fossil Fuels
Saturday September 16, 2023
Fossil fuels – coal, oil and gas – are by far the largest contributor to global climate change, accounting for more than 75 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and about 90 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions. Because they are present in the Earth's atmosphere, greenhouse gas emissions trap the sun's heat.
One of the disadvantages of using fossil energy is the combustion of fossil fuels, which is one of the main factors for air pollution and causing global warming, which in turn results from gases that envelop the airspace and prevent heat reflection from the Earth from being transmitted outside the planet, which causes a rise in Earth temperatures and increases desertification and dehydration.
Climate disasters and high fuel prices have made clear the need to “end our global addiction to fossil fuels,” stressing the importance of investing in renewable energy sources, building resilience, and expanding adaptation.Renewable energy sources are “the only reliable path” to achieving real energy security, price stability, and sustainable employment opportunities.United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Achieving a just and equitable energy transition represents one of the greatest challenges facing our world today.”Leaders in business as well as governments must stop thinking of renewables as a project far into the future. So there can be no future without renewable energy sources.