Expert Comment: Just stop oil is easy to shout but it cannot just happen - and not 'justly'

December 06, 2023

That may not be a popular approach right now – to stop fossil fuels from causing further global warming before we stop using fossil fuels. We are going to generate more carbon dioxide than we can dump in the atmosphere and still limit warming anywhere near 1.5C. ‘Just Stop Oil’ is easy to shout, but it cannot just happen, it cannot happen soon, and, crucially, it cannot happen soon justly. We need all of these approaches – but we also need to stop fossil fuels from causing global warming. Come to think of it, it is as easy to shout as "just stop oil": when are we going to hear "fix our fuels" at COP28?

The source of this news is from University of Oxford