How fast should fossil fuels be phased out?

Fossil fuels will inevitably become a thing of the past, but it is difficult to say when that time will be. Should countries and industries begin this process immediately to avoid further long-term damage to the climate or is it better to implement a slower transition over a longer period of time with similar results?

Fossil fuels should be phased out immediately

Too much time has already passed and the elimination of fossil fuels as a primary energy source should begin immediately.

Humankind should make a collective decision to immediately stop fossil fuel usage

There is growing evidence to support the harmful effects of fossil fuels on the environment and we are reaching the point of no return.

Fossil fuels should be phased out slowly

It is unrealistic to expect that the entire world would be able to immediately stop using fossil fuels without disastrous economic effects.

Immediately switching to renewable energy is an unrealistic goal

It is not feasible to expect that all countries would be able to immediately stop using fossil fuels due to lack of infrastructure and resources.
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