11 Sep '11, 11pm

Switching To Natural Gas Won't Prevent Climate Change | Care2 Causes

Switching To Natural Gas Won't Prevent Climate Change | Care2 Causes

Contrary to gas company claims, a new study found that ditching coal for natural gas won’t have a noticeable affect on climate change. Although coal produces more global-warming gas per unit of energy than natural gas, extraction of the latter releases untold amounts of methane into the atmosphere. And methane is a potent greenhouse gas with far more heat-trapping potential than carbon dioxide. In fact, cutting worldwide coal burning by half and using natural gas instead would actually increase global temperatures over the next four decades by about one-tenth of a degree Fahrenheit, according to Tom Wigley, a senior research associate at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Wigley goes on to state that even if the natural gas industry found a way to prevent every last methane leak (an impossible feat), world populations would have to wait until about 2050 before t...

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