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Phase-out of fossil fuels can be painless

Monday 28 Aug 17 11:00am

Goodbye to all this? A healthier world, with a stable climate, is possible | Cvoelker


By TIM RADFORD |Californian scientists say a fossil fuel phase-out is achievable that would contain climate change, deliver energy entirely from wind, water and sunlight to 139 nations, and save up to seven million lives each year.

They say it would also create a net gain of 24 million long-term jobs, all by 2050, and at the same time limit global warming to 1.5deg or less.

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