Analysis of fossil fuel reserves suggests most of the oil the pipeline is meant to carry would need to remain in the ground to meet goal of limiting global warming to two degrees
The Middle East must leave 40 percent of its oil reserves in the ground, and China, the US and Russia most of their coal if global warming is to be curbed, researchers said Wednesday.
How much more of Earth's fossil fuels can we extract and burn in the short to mediumterm future and still avoid severe global warming A model provides the answer and shows where these 'unburnable' reserves are. See Letter p.187
Study estimates how much each country can produce.
New research is first to identify which reserves must not be burned to keep global temperature rise under 2C, including over 90% of US and Australian coal and almost all Canadian tar sands (from the Guardian )
New research is first to identify which reserves must not be burned to keep global temperature rise under 2C, including over 90% of US and Australian coal and almost all Canadian tar sands • George Monbiot: Why leaving fossil fuels in the ground is good fo
Wind energy will be an important part of the world's energy future - but it won't be enough to feed growing demand. David Clarke/Flickr , CC BY-NC-ND In the year 1800, the world used only about 10 million tonnes of coal – renewable energy, mainly biomass,
Prince Charles (centre) and John Schellnhuber (first row, far right) with participants of St. James' Palace Nobel Laureate Symposium in May 2009. In the 1990s, governments changed their policies towards dealing with damage to the ozone layer -- a shift wid