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Imagining a world without fossil fuels

Can you imagine a world without fossil fuels? In this video, former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres outlines her vision of a world that's entirely free of fossil fuels.

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In the encouraging future, the world will be more green, the houses and appartments will have sun energy, the part industry will work wind power and the electrecity will be aviable for everyone no matter the country.

Quite contrary to the above. While we have the freedom to imagine all that, unimaginable germs such as the Corona virus have gone beyond our expectations to overturn the current and future innovative - environmental friendly plans that we so steadfastly hold in our minds. Now, the whole world is in much awe and doubt about life ever being the same again!
So, dreaming of a world without fossils is purely fictitious.

A world without fossil fuels would be amazing!
But unfortunately, most of the countries have not done enough in order to make this possible since they are more worried about money.
I think this might be a reality in many years unless we start to work very hard in order to make a tremendous progress and live in a cleaner, healthier and happier environment.
Let's improve our world!

A fossil fuel-free future had never been a more challenging journey. The problem at issue is that the authorities should give the grants for environmental friendly contributions and innovations, such as the recent electrical recycling method, or persuade the public to utilize renewable resource solar panels and wind power, rather than spending a colossal amount of fortunes on underground fuel mines and pipes. There is a growing exasperation within the government at the failure of the policies to bend the curve of emission, which we should concern more carefully, and yet more practices should be done to minimize the aftereffect.

What i have seen in this video it’s nothing short of a peaceful life. If it comes i think it will be the best version of the world ever. All conscious people across the world are eagerly waiting for this fossil fuels free world. Like others i also think I'll save the world from danger Asia well as pollution. In my view this expected global transmission will make the present polluted world free for living.

Hello guys,
As far as I am concern, the world's future energy will not long be fossil fuels.
First of all, our generation is facing today of the dangers of these types of energies and we have to take urgent action to solve this issue. Secondly, there are a lot of alternatives to the world's future energy such as sun and wind power. They are available for free and everybody can use them without the scare of side effects. What's more, the word should be conscious of the danger of fossil fuels. We have public health issues all around the world without specific responses to bend this tend. Finally, I will say the word's future energy is not far away is just in our hands and we have to use now. PRONTO!

The world without fossil fuels is a fabulous imagination. We can use the biofuel which is produced by waste cooking oil instead of fossil fuels. Using biofuel has many advantages such as reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
So In the age of technology, having a world without fume and carbon dioxide is not impossible.

I agree with you as I've heard a lot of terrible news about bushfire (=wildfire) in Australia, where my relatives live. According to BBC's news, one of the main cause of the disaster is global warming deeply connected to carbon dioxide emissions. I hope further research and development on renewable energy source will be promoted.

I imagine the world in the future using clean sources of energy, what for me involves generate energy without compromise the health of people and living beings around the world, thinking not only in the present but also in the subsequent generations though a responsible behavior.

First of all I belive that the most reasons of conflict in the world is to have energy resources. That is true we know exactly. Although sometimes there are different reasons which are said by government, everyone aware of them. So if we achieve a 'without fossil fuels world' this will be awesome. At least millions of people won't die and won't leave their country. It would be best solution. Also I believe that this solution is possible for government. But it is necessary to agreement t