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What if we burned all the fossil fuels we have?

WHAT IF WE BURNED ALL THE FOSSIL FUELS WE HAVE? It would mean a lot of carbon emissions, enough to raise the earth's temperature by 18.78°C. Coal represents the biggest risk, due to the estimated amount available and its high carbon content. The estimated amount of oil-in-place in the Alberta oil sands - 1.8 trillion barrels - would make a small but significant contribution to this warming. The 2°C limit on warming from pre-industrial times agreed to under the Copenhagen Accord 14.78°C 2.86°C 0.32°C 0.53°C 0.34°C 0.36°C UNCONVENTIONAL GAS CONVENTIONAL OIL COAL CONVENTIONAL GAS UNCONVENTIONAL OIL THE ALBERTA OIL SANDS ALONE (INCLUDING THE OIL SANDS) * Includes estimated resource levels for which "economic extraction is potentially feasible" and reserves. The carbon-climate response method is not valid for emissions above about 20x1017 g C, so the figure for coal is not a valid climate change estimate, and is included here for comparison purposes. CIC Source: nature.com/nclimate/journal/v2/n3/full/ndimate1421.html Designed by Cameron Tulk

What if we burned all the fossil fuels we have?

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If would mean a lot of carbon emission, enough to raise the earth's temperature by almost 19ºC.

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