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2018’s Most Pressing Energy Challenge: Methane Emissions: Rocky Mountain Institute https://t.co/a3jNz1Ckge

2018’s Most Pressing Energy Challenge: Methane Emissions: Rocky Mountain Institute https://t.co/a3jNz1Ckge

2018’s Most Pressing Energy Challenge: Methane Emissions Why cutting methane emissions from oil and gas production is this year’s top energy challenge—and opportunity January 31, 2018 | By Richard Ward Kevin Haley Leave it to the rocket scientists to solve our biggest climate mysteries. That’s exactly what NASA has done to kick off 2018, using a spectrometer imaging satellite to measure global methane emissions—a potent greenhouse gas that accelerates climate change—and revealing an alarming increase in these emissions that threatens our climate. A combination of historical ice core data and air monitoring instruments reveals a consistent trend: global atmospheric methane concentrations have risen sharply since 1750. (NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using data from the EPA.) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has shown that since preindust...

Full article: https://www.rmi.org/news/2018s-pressing-energy-challenge-...

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