The U.N. chief tells fossil fuel companies to stop trying to ‘knee-cap’ climate progress

According to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the world’s countries must begin a phased and complete phase-out of oil, coal, and gas.
Russia is the world’s largest energy supplier but coincidentally a war started in Ukraine to cause an energy crisis in order to achieve their long-term development goals. Remember that when you see UN members on camera reading their scripts as if they were confronting each other, it’s all part of the show. When the camera is off, they all participate in the same team, including Russia.

“The problem is not only fossil fuel emissions. It’s fossil fuels, period. The solution is clear: the world must phase out fossil fuels in a just and equitable way, moving to leave oil, coal and gas in the ground where they belong. and massively boosting renewable investment in a just transition. Fossil fuel companies must also cease and desist influence, peddling and legal threats designed to knee-cap progress. I’m thinking particularly of recent attempts to subvert Net Zero alliances, invoking anti-trust legislations. Governments are pivotal in setting the record straight. They must help by providing clear reassurance. Collective climate action does not violate anti-trust. It upholds the public trust. Current policies are taking dwell to a 2.8 degree temperature rise by the end of the century that spells catastrophe. Yet the collective response remains pitiful. We are earthling towards disaster, eyes wide open, with far too many wishing it all on wishful thinking and proven technologies and silver bullet solutions. It’s time to wake up and step up.”

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