Methane warming exaggerated by 400%

By Barry Brill The IPCC’s AR5 estimated the global warming caused by a tonne of livestock methane would be 28 times that of a tonne of carbon dioxide. New research destroys that estimate. The war on meat has been gathering pace amongst our Western elites. The Economist makes a detailed case for “plant-based food” in…

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Methane production and emissions in trees and forests

Lots and lots of implications for climate models and GHG budgets. From New Phytologist Kristofer R. Covey J. Patrick Megonigal First published: 06 December 2018   https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.15624 Summary Forest ecosystem methane (CH4) research has focused on soils, but trees are also important sources and sinks in forest CH4 budgets. Living and dead trees transport and emit…

Claim: Woolly Mammoth Resurrection will Defuse the Climate Methane Bomb

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Vast hairy beasts tramping the Arctic Tundra will help save the world. Scientists Hope Mammoth ‘De-extinction’ Will Save Earth Kashmira Gander 1 day ago … Scientists fear that the absence of large mammals pressing down and scraping back thick layers of winter snow in the region prevents the cold from penetrating the soil. Combined…

The world's first climate propaganda satellite to be launched?

This is quite something, and yet puzzling. The Environmental Defense Fund, an NGO with a history of environmental propaganda and  a huge budget, plans to launch their own methane-detecting satellite. They ask, What if we hit the brakes on climate change by tracking gas emissions from space? First, NASA satellites can already do this, so their project…

New DOE study on methane raises more questions than it answers

From: DOE/LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY First direct observations of methane’s increasing greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface Scientists have directly measured the increasing greenhouse effect of methane at the Earth’s surface for the first time. A research team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) tracked a rise in the warming…

Why did gas hydrates melt at the end of the last ice age?

GEOMAR researchers find links between sedimentation and methane seeps on the seafloor off the coast of Norway Large amounts of the greenhouse gas methane are locked up as solid gas hydrates in the continental slopes of ocean margins. Their stability depends on low temperatures and high pressure. However, other factors that influence gas hydrate stability…