We have figured out global output is due to decrease by an average 3 percent per year by 2050 Dan Welsby, Energy & Environment Researcher, University College London

Researchers who estimate how much of the world’s reserves of coal, oil and natural gas ought to remain unburned in order to slow the rise of climate-altering gases in the atmosphere say that more of these fossil fuels should remain in the Earth.

Researchers now expect nearly 60% of the world’s oil and gas reserves and 90% of its coal reserves will need to remain in the ground in order to achieve the climate goals set in the Paris accord by 2050.

“We believe on new paper adds further weight to recent research that indicates the global oil and fossil methane gas production needs to peak now,” lead author Dan Welsby, a professor of technology and energy and environmental sciences at University College London, said at a press conference on Tuesday.

Dr. Renee Salas, who works in the emergency room at Massachusetts General Hospital, said she has seen patients with health problems that have been caused or worsened by the effects of climate change, including heat stroke and breathing difficulties.

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University of London

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