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Burning all fossil fuels would scorch Earth

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FOSSIL FUELS. Steam and fumes emerge from the brown coal-fired power plant Niederaussem operated by RWE near Bergheim, Germany on March 2, 2012. File photo by Oliver Berg/EPA

Researchers predict that average temperatures would climb by up to 9.5°C if all known reserves of oil, gas, and coal are burned

BONN, Germany (May 24, 2016) — Using up all known fossil fuel reserves would render Earth even more unliveable than scientists had previously projected, researchers said on Monday, May 23. Continue reading Burning all fossil fuels would scorch Earth

Scotland urged to adopt more ambitious carbon emissions target

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An electricity pylon at Sherrifmuir near Dunblane, with the Braes of Doune windfarm in the background. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA
UK Committee on Climate Change says Holyrood should aim to reduce greenhouse gases by 61% over next 14 years

March 16, 2016 — Scottish ministers should aim to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by a challenging but achievable 61% by 2030, an influential advisory committee has recommended.

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