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California Oil Pumps

Which fossil fuels must remain in the ground to limit global warming?

A third of oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80% of current coal reserves globally should remain in the ground and not be used before 2050 if global warming is to stay below the 2°C target agreed by policy makers, according to new research by the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources.

UCL in the media

UCL's appearances in the mainstream media

Tools and human evolution

Dr Matthew Pope (UCL Archaeology) explains how our ability to create tools that take us into new and hostile environments is the key to man's evolutionary journey. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘A History of Ideas’ More...

UCL Opinion

Opinion and comment from UCL academics in the media

Has the Research Excellence Framework been drowned out by its own noise?

The results of the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) have been ranked according to research intensity, power and strength, all weighting the same factors in different ways. Add to that grade point average and quality index and there are at least five ways in which league tables have been compiled by serious-minded folk, writes Professor Jonathan Wolff (UCL Philosophy) in the Guardian.
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