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The fossil fuel industry is the 'one global instution' that can solve climate change

19 February 2020

Speaking to Jim Al-Khalili on BBC Radio 4’s Life Scientific programme on 18 February 2020, Myles Allen said the one institution in the world that has the capital, cash flow and engineering capability of solving the climate change problem is the global fossil fuel industry, which makes up 10% of the world’s economy. 

Allen said that he found it quite worrying that the focus on tackling climate change had been much more on individuals and not on the institutions that could actually solve the problem, although no single company could achieve this.

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