Latest IPCC Report: Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change Will Require Leaving Most Remaining Fossil Fuels in the Ground

If humanity is to avoid dangerous impacts from climate change, we’re going to have to do something that seems almost unthinkable: walk away from the massive riches of fossil fuels still left in the ground.

For me, that’s the key message of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released yesterday.

The problem, of course, is that right now the world is headed in precisely the opposite direction.

While U.S. energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide were a

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