“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
“We need substantial, economy-wide methane reductions this decade for us to stand a chance of avoiding the worst climate tipping points.”
Source: ‘Pivotal Moment’: IEA Says Cutting Methane From Fossil Fuels 75% by 2030 ‘Essential’
Following the new U.S.-E.U. pledge, climate campaigners called for an urgent end to fossil fuel extraction and major reforms of agricultural practices.
Source: Critics Warn Biden That 30% Methane Reduction by 2030 Not Good Enough