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Most remaining fossil fuels need to stay in the ground to avoid dangerous pollution levels

New research by University College London, published in the journal Nature, concludes that humanity must keep most of the remaining known reserves of fossil fuels in the ground to avoid catastrophic pollution levels. Drilling in the Arctic will need to be outlawed, and coal burning phased out as much as possible.