At the COP28 climate meeting, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres encouraged world leaders to prepare for a world without fossil fuels, claiming there was no alternative option to slow down global warming.
Guterres declared: “We cannot save a burning planet with a fire hose of fossil fuels.” This was made a day after COP28 president Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber suggested endorsing the continued use of fossil fuels.
“We cannot achieve the 1.5-degree limit until we completely give up the use of fossil fuels. not cut down. Not slow down,” he shouted, alluding to cutting-edge methods of absorbing and storing carbon emissions.