Climate change study says most of Canada's oil reserves should be left underground - Politics - CBC News

Not surprisingly, this science wasn't done in Canada, but it obviously has Canadian implications. But hey - it's only science. That's just as valid as the average person-in-the-streets opinion, right (\sarcasm)

McGlade and co-author Paul Elkins, both of University College London, calculated that the total amount of carbon stored in fossil fuel reserves that are known, technologically viable and likely to be extracted under current economic conditions is about three times what the planet’s atmosphere could be expected to absorb without breaking through the two-degree barrier.