Fossil fuels must stay underground, scientists say

arid landscape with coal mining machinery

Almost 60% of oil and gas reserves and 90% of coal must remain in the ground to keep global warming below 1.5C, says a study in the journal Nature. Globally, the researchers calculated, production of fossil fuels needed to have peaked in 2020 and be on a steady decline of 3% every year until 2050.

Read a summary of the findings here.

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