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Methane mendacity – and madness

Radical green and government agitators slam methane in latest bid to terminate fossil fuel use Guest essay by Paul Driessen Quick: What is 17 cents out of $100,000? If you said 0.00017 percent, you win the jackpot. That number, by sheer coincidence, is also the percentage of methane in Earth’s atmosphere. That’s a trivial amount,…

Image from University of Bremen and not part of this study.

Claim: Greenhouse gas ‘bookkeeping’ turned on its head

From the CARNEGIE INSTITUTION and the “worse than we thought” department Washington, D.C.–For the first time scientists have looked at the net balance of the three major greenhouse gases–carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide–for every region of Earth’s landmasses. They found surprisingly, that human-induced emissions of methane and nitrous oxide from ecosystems overwhelmingly surpass the…

These are post-glacial lakes in Stordalen, northern Sweden. CREDIT Photo credit: Jo Uhlbäck.

Claim: Large and increasing methane emissions from northern lakes

From STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY and the “methane bomb is so yesterday” department: Methane is increasing in the atmosphere, but many sources are poorly understood. Lakes at high northern latitudes are such a source. However, this may change with a new study published in Nature Geoscience. By compiling previously reported measurements made at a total of 733…

Arctic Ocean melt ponds. Photo: Karen Frey/Clark University

Claim: Arctic sea ice plays a pivotal role in the Arctic methane cycle

Nature study on greenhouse gas feedback mechanisms between the atmosphere, sea ice and ocean From the ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE, HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH The ice-covered Arctic Ocean is a more important factor concerning the concentration of the greenhouse gas methane in the atmosphere than previously assumed. Experts from the Alfred Wegener Institute,…

Kangaroo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Author Drex Rockman

Kangaroo Farts: A Great Green Disappointment

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientists researching the underlying reason for the low methane content of Kangaroo farts, with a view to reducing cow flatulence, have been disappointed to discover there is nothing special about Kangaroo gut bacteria. According to The Guardian; For some time, researchers intent on breeding less windy flocks and herds hypothesised…