UBC study questions worst-case climate change predictions

According to a new study from UBC, the worst-case climate change scenarios may not be as quite as bad as we thought—and it’s because coal use may peak within the next decade. There is probably not enough extractable coal to make the amount of coal burning assumed by the most extreme climate-economic model possible. “We don’t think it’s going to happen,” Justin Ritchie, lead author of the study, told Bloomberg. “That’s extremely unlikely and also inconsistent with every year since the late 19th century.”