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Sultan Al Jaber

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COP28 President Denies Need to Phase Out Fossil Fuels

The president of COP28, Sultan Ahmed al Jaber, has made controversial remarks suggesting that there is no scientific basis for phasing out fossil fuels in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. His comments have sparked a backlash from climate scientists and activists, who argue that phasing out fossil fuels is essential to avoid catastrophic climate change.
Al Jaber, who is also the CEO of the UAE's state-owned oil company ADNOC, has been criticized for his close ties to the fossil fuel industry. He has said that phasing out fossil fuels would not be feasible or sustainable, and that oil and gas companies should have a seat at the table in climate talks.
However, many experts believe that Al Jaber's comments are out of touch with reality. They argue that the science is clear that we need to phase out fossil fuels quickly in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. They also point out that the UAE is one of the world's largest oil producers, and that Al Jaber's interests are clearly aligned with the fossil fuel industry.
The controversy surrounding Al Jaber's remarks highlights the deep divisions that exist over how to address climate change. On one side are those who believe that we need to take radical action to phase out fossil fuels, and on the other side are those who believe that we can continue to use fossil fuels while also reducing emissions.
The outcome of COP28 will likely determine which side prevails. If the final agreement includes a commitment to phasing out fossil fuels, it would be a major victory for climate activists. However, if the agreement is watered down, it will be a setback for those who are fighting to save the planet.



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  • Princess

    16 w

    It's disappointing.

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    • Kevin

      19 w

      Very reckless comments

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      • We Don't Have Time

        19 w

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        • Rashid Kamau

          19 w

          He's remarks needs to be rectified.

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          • winnie nguru

            19 w

            The kind of leadership we do not want

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            • Gorffly mokua

              19 w

              After this COP28 is over nothing much will be done!!

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              • Abraham Jok Atem

                19 w

                Indeed, the President’s remarks is controversial. As the head, he shouldn't be ignorant

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                • Gorffly mokua

                  19 w

                  @abraham_jok_atem Ignorance is the worst disease!

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                • rosebellendiritu

                  19 w

                  My thinking is ,it's not that he is not aware of how phasing out fossils can help achieve the target of 1.5°,he is just ignorant and doesn't care

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                  • George Kariuki

                    19 w

                    @rosebellendiritu Exactly. To him it's all about the money. Very distasteful!

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                    • Gorffly mokua

                      19 w

                      @rosebellendiritu This kind of ignorance is irritating!

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                      • Elizabeth Gathigia

                        19 w

                        @rosebellendiritu A taste of fossil fuel profits has blinded him and he care less about the planet

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