A mysterious uptick in atmospheric methane (CH4) was first detected 15 years ago. Of major concern, CH4 is a potent greenhouse gas that’s ~80 times
Source: Surging Methane – CounterPunch.org
Fossil gas is a threat to humanity and the Earth at both the largest and smallest scales. A federation of state-based, citizen-funded public interest research groups, PIRG, reports that gas leaks across the US from 2010 through 2021 led to the release of 26.6 billion cubic feet of methane, with a global-warming impact equivalent to more than 2.4 million internal-combustion vehicles driven for a year.
Source: Real Climate Action Isn’t at COP-27, but It is in a Thousand Rebellious Communities – CounterPunch.org
“This study adds to the growing body of research that tells us that the oil and gas industry has a flaring problem,” said Jon Goldstein of EDF, which conducted related research on the practice.
Source: US Gas Flaring Releases Five Times More Methane Than Previously Thought
“Our data show that global emissions continue to move in the wrong direction at a rapid pace. The evidence is consistent, alarming, and undeniable.”
Source: NOAA Says Atmospheric Methane Levels Set New Record in 2021