Tackling climate change: Fossil fuels that cannot be burnt identified
January 8 , 2015
A new study has said that very large amounts of fossil fuels across the world would have to be kept in the ground in order to prevent adverse climate change, according to media reports.
This includes 82% of coal and 49% of gas reserves of the world as a whole.
This is the first time that such reserves have been identified and quantified. In order to keep the global temperature under the agreed limit of 2C, these reserves must not be exploited, the study says.
View World Mineral Map