Almost All of The World’s Coal Is Now ‘Unextractable’, Scientists Warn

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: September 9

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: Sheridan, WY

Publisher: ScienceAlert US

Author(s): Carly Cassella

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The vast majority of the world’s fossil fuels are effectively “un-extractable” and must remain in the ground if we want even half a chance at meeting our climate goals, according to a new study.

For nations like Indonesia and Australia, the world’s leading exporters in coal, that will require abandoning 95 percent of their natural deposits come 2050, researchers at University College London have calculated.

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