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jan 7 2015 : Vast underground reserves of oil, gas and coal should be classified as off limits if the world stands any chance of averting dangerous climate change, a journal Nature study of global fossil-fuel deposits has found.

In 2013 oil companies spent some $670bn on exploring for new oil and gas resources. One might ask why they are doing this when there is more in the ground that we can afford to burn and that money might be better spent.