METHANE IS THE MONSTER UNDER THE BED
May 2019 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the US showed that concentrations of atmospheric Methane has increasing 50% between 2013-2018. accounting for about a 15% of the atmosphere’s capacity to trap heat. It’s either an increase in emissions (permafrost) or a decrease in natural loss, Global methane levels were nearly stable from 1999 through 2006, but since then have increased significantly
Excerpts from Section 2 : MANY SOURCES OF METHANE
“Methane is a component of natural gas, but it can also be generated by biological sources, such as decaying wetland (permafrost/dc) vegetation, as a byproduct of ruminant digestion, or even by termites………….. Methane is 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide in trapping heat in the atmosphere over 100 years. It exerts the second-largest influence on global warming among anthropogenic greenhouse gases behind carbon dioxide…………….Global methane levels were nearly stable from 1999 through 2006, but since then have increased significantly. Some studies have suggested that the U.S. oil and natural gas emissions have large contributions to the post-2007 increases. Previous NOAA research suggests the global methane increase has been dominated by biogenic (such as decaying wetland & permafrost) vegetation /dc) emissions.”
The majority of representatives and U.S. president elected in 2016 have denied the scientific reality of climate change and taken aggressive steps that will increase emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases — despite unequivocal scientific evidence that those pollutants are warming the planet to dangerous levels.
“Since virtually the first day the 2016 administration came into office they have systematically worked to reverse policies in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Robert N. Stavins, a professor of environmental economics at Harvard.
Click On Picture to read the 11.26.18 New York Times Article “How the president Is Ensuring That Greenhouse Gas Emissions Will Rise”