To Avoid Extreme Disasters, Most Fossil Fuels Should Stay Underground, Scientists Say

To Avoid Extreme Disasters, Most Fossil Fuels Should Stay Underground, Scientists Say

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Workers clean a gas station damaged by the remnants of Hurricane Ida in New York City. Scientists warn that 60% of world oil reserves need to stay underground to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

Burning fossil fuels must decline almost immediately, a new study finds, for the planet to avoid more extreme floods, droughts and heat waves.

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