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noun economics
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    the idea that if large amounts of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas are left in the ground in order to limit global warming, the value of companies producing these fuels will collapse, with severe economic consequences

    The concept of a “carbon bubble” has gained rapid recognition since 2013, and is being taken increasingly seriously by some major financial companies.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 16/04/2015
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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