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Carbon Emissions Measurement for Investors, Part 2: Stranded Assets

As I mentioned in Part 1 of this post, our research shows that global proven reserves of fossil fuels will release about 3,200 GtCO2 if burned.1 For a better than even chance at limiting global warming to 2° C, only about 700 GtCO2 can be added to the atmosphere. What happens to the 2,500 GtCO2 that can’t be burned? Recall that global proven reserves are the coal, oil, and natural gas that is still in the ground but expected to be pulled...

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