Monday, May 6, 2013

On 'Unburnable Carbon' and the Specter of a 'Carbon Bubble' - NYTimes.com

On 'Unburnable Carbon' and the Specter of a 'Carbon Bubble' - NYTimes.com: "A new buzz phrase in the push to limit greenhouse gas emissions is “unburnable carbon” — an effort to define and then wall off the portion of the world’s still-vast reserves of coal, oil or natural gas that might, if combusted, cause unacceptably costly or dangerous climate change. The effort builds, to a large extent, on studies aiming to create a “carbon budget” for the world’s nations — divvying up the amount of emissions (and thus fuels) below that threshold. "

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