The View from the North: Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change Appears Increasingly Unlikely

In 2010, representatives of 193 governments agreed to limit global warming to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The goal is to avoid ‘dangerous interference with the climate system.’

Four years later, a widely publicized study concluded that if we are to keep to that goal, all Arctic fossil fuel resources “should be classified as unburnable.” Moreover, there can be no increase in production of unconventional oil, including oil shale and tar sands.

Now, while attending the Arct

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