The world cannot wait for alternative fuel sources and needs to take action now to cut the impact of fossil fuels, said a leading international fuel tech company.
New analysis has revealed that human fossil fuel emissions are threatening the key 1.5C climate threshold twice as quickly as previously thought.
Researchers say the limit could be continually breached as early as 2029, rather than the mid 2030s. A key factor in the shift has been record emissions of carbon dioxide over the past three years, scientists say.
The 1.5C rise in global temperatures is a central part of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, where world leaders pledged to keep the rise well below 2C while making every effort to keep the increase below 1.5C this century.
Ben Richardson (above), of SulNOx Group Plc, which specialises in reducing the impact of fossil fuels, said the latest warning was yet more evidence that action was needed today.
“This year we have seen global temperature records tumble, extreme weather events and lives and livelihoods threatened,” said Ben. “Many developing technologies are still years away from large-scale implementation, and at the COP28 climate summit at the end of November we are likely to hear more arguments about the phaseout of fossil fuels.
“The simple truth is, fossil fuels are not going away anytime soon, so as well as developing alternative sources of energy, governments and big business should be examining how they can reduce the impact of the fossil fuels they use.”
SulNOx Group PLC, which operates in 29 countries around the world, specialises in natural, biodegradable fuel products that have been shown in independent tests to significantly increasing fuel efficiencies by around 8% across widely used hydrocarbon liquid fuels including diesel, petrol and biofuels while also reducing CO2 emissions and other harmful pollutants such as fine particulate matter, a leading cause of lung disease and other respiratory illnesses.
“The importance of increasing efficiencies and reducing the impact of fossil fuels has never been greater,” said Ben. “There are immediate, cost-effective and sustainable solutions available which should realistically dominate transportation and other sectors in the short to medium term whilst we await the longer-term green solutions.”