Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 3, 2021

Biden Moves to Dial Down America’s Soaring Methane Emissions 

The Revelator reports

Experts say the new administration can jumpstart climate protections by taking on rising methane emissions, but it won’t be easy or quick.

Methane — an invisible and odorless gas — makes up just a tiny trace of the Earth’s atmosphere and survives in the air for only about 10 years before degrading. Yet NASA scientists say this humble molecule has driven one-quarter of human-caused global warming to date.

“Methane is the second-most important heat-trapping pollutant after carbon dioxide, but it packs a bigger wallop in the near term,” says David Doniger, senior strategic director of Climate and Clean Energy at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and a former member of White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Read full article at  Biden Moves to Dial Down America’s Soaring Methane Emissions • The Revelator


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