‘Detergent’ molecules may be driving fluctuations in atmospheric methane concentrations

New study suggests hydroxyl radicals may be behind unexplained recent increase in methane levels from the CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY During the early 2000s, environmental scientists studying methane emissions noticed something unexpected: the global concentrations of atmospheric methane (CH4)–which had increased for decades, driven by methane emissions from fossil fuels and agriculture–inexplicably leveled off. The…

Huge Ancient Methane Seeps Discovered in the Canadian High Arctic

From the GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Boulder, Colo., USA: Cretaceous climate warming led to a significant methane release from the seafloor, indicating potential for similar destabilization of gas hydrates under modern global warming. A field campaign on the remote Ellef Ringnes Island, Canadian High Arctic, discovered an astounding number of methane seep mounds in Cretaceous age…

California Passes a New Climate Law to Regulate Cow Methane

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown has just signed a law to require dairy farmers to reduce bovine methane emissions. California targets dairy cows to combat global warming GALT, Calif. – California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases…

Inconvenient: Studies find methane and carbon dioxide release is highest in the Arctic during the region’s cold season

From San Diego State University and the “say anything to support the cause” department, comes this press release written by a fellow who obviously does not understand what it means when researchers say: “[methane and carbon dioxide release] is highest in the Arctic during the region’s cold season“. Maybe now those alarmists like Paul Beckwith and…