It is baked into their business models that they have to push into what climate scientists and climate activists call unburnable
carbon, the carbon that is well beyond the collective budget for all of humanity of how much carbon we could burn and still have any shot at a livable planet.
5 billion goes to activities that supercharge the exploration phase for even more unburnable
reserves of oil, gas, and coal.
Iron is nearly the minimum-energy atomic nucleus: it's unburnable
, the "ash" at the end of the line for releasing energy by fusion.
The next chapter turns to Merle Collins's The Colour of Forgetting and Marie-Elena John's Unburnable
with their structural reliance on story telling.
The USCG later determined the Fennica struck an uncharted shoal in the area, but the PR regulatory spin was immense: 'The damage to the Fennica due to traveling through shallow water is yet another example of Shell's reckless attitude in its pursuit of unburnable
Arctic oil," reported one commentator.
See McKibben, Global Warming's Terrifying New Math, supra note 48;CARBON TRACKER INITIATIVE, UNBURNABLE
CARBON 2013: WASTED CAPITAL AND STRANDED ASSETS 4 (2013), http://www.
Without CCS, McGlade and Ekins (2015) estimate that if global warming is to be kept below 2[degrees]C until 2050 that approximately 35% of oil reserves, 52% of gas reserves and 88% of coal reserves are unburnable
(see Table 1).
The solution, of course, is a higher price for fuel (either by removing subsidies or through higher taxes), but that has the unfortunate effect of burning politicians who prefer to remain unburnable
Our futures depend on investing in clean not dirty energy and our pension funds should not be investing in companies which are trying to extract even more unburnable
oil, coal and gas.
The author has organized the main body of her text in five chapters devoted to scholarly and literary precursors to performing fiction, the power of stories in The Colour of Forgetting and Unburnable
, Inter-performance and the woman-centered poetics in The Wine of Astonishment and The Book of Night Women, and a variety of other related subjects.
Countries like the UK, USA and Canada are engaged in exploitation of additional unconventional fossil fuels that merely add to the existing reserves of unburnable
carbon fuels (unburnable
, that is, if preventing GHG emissions is to be any priority at all).
The Kingdom has effectively opened the valve on the carbon asset bubble and jumped to be the first to start the race to the end of the age of hydrocarbons by playing its one great advantage - a cost of production so low that it can sell its crude faster and hoping not to find itself at the end of the age of oil holding vast worthless unburnable