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Scientists call for fossil fuel limits

Burning existing reserves identified by national govts and commodity firms will result in dangerous climate change

The IPCC report gives a budget for carbon dioxide emissions compatible with the goal of keeping global warming to two degrees Celsius since the industrial revolution.


THE world can only consume a fraction of the known deposits of fossil fuels if it's to avoid the most dangerous impacts from climate change, according to the biggest ever assessment of the issue.

Burning the existing reserves of oil, natural gas and coal that have already