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Greenpeace is calling for a moratorium on exploration for oil, gas and coal. The pressure group calculates that burning fuel from existing reserves would release more than enough carbon dioxide to cause severe ecological disruption. The European Union wants to limit global warming in the next century to a world average of 2 °C. Even accounting for reductions in deforestation, this will mean restricting the amount of carbon entering the atmosphere between now and 2100 through the burning of fossil fuels to 585 gigatonnes. Burning existing “economically recoverable” reserves would release 1000 gigatonnes,