Why we need to leave fossil fuels in the ground
This report created by the Climate Council (http://www.climatecouncil.org.au) offers an insight into the dangers of fossil fuels exploitation regarding with its effects on global temperature rise, which can lead to catastrophic consequences.
1. To tackle climate change, 195 countries around the world, including Australia, have agreed to keep global temperature rise to no more than 2°C.
2. Most of the world’s fossil fuel reserves must be left in the ground, unburned, to keep global temperature rise to no more than 2°C.
3. Australia is potentially a huge contributor to global CO2 emissions through domestic use and exports.
4. The remaining carbon budget is decreasing rapidly. This is the critical decade to get emissions tracking downwards and to move investment away from fossil fuels.