I’m curious why NASA’s finding that: “17 teragrams per year of the increase is due to fossil fuels, another 12 is from wetlands or rice farming”
.. was not included in this article? Did I not read closely enough? Also as nations who have shale plan to start hydraulic fracturing – who will police the production leakage rates in places like Iran, Algeria. We plan a 50% expansion of fracked gas use globally over the next 2 decades – is it really a good idea to answer too much greenhouse gas emissions to fire up a new global methane industry? No study has been done on the impacts of a fully installed global methane industry – and it’s production leakage rates – on climate warming. In fact no study is possible since so many data points would be missing. We can’t even agree on production leakage rates are in the US, after a decade trying.
Maybe, it is just me, but common sense logic should tell us the real fact. The planet has 7 Billion humans living on it..,7,000,ooo,000. We proudce methane just like any other living organism. We have to feed ourselves; hence the livestock farming, rice paddies, etc.
Unfortunately for us, the smart ones, global warming/climate change is going to happen anyway. I don’t think we can take a look at the Ice Age and see humans as having anything to bring that on. No drilling, no fracking, no airplanes, no commercial farming, no composting, no medical waste, no open mines…
It is truth to say that our consumptive taste for convenience can be measured in terms of plastic. Plastic payments and trash easily thrown away…as long as it isn’t our house, we don’t care. But, although our diligence will have little effect on the normal routine of our planet’s life cycle, we should honor and cherish our beautiful garden.
A quick look at the Vostok ice core data shows that methane and CO2 both increase during interglacial periods. Since the climate alarmists never bother to look at historical climate over a reasonable time horizon, like a couple of million years, they are of course surprised that methane levels are increasing. Since they have no good theory to account for glacial and interglacial periods and are morally and scientifically bankrupt, it’s not surprising that they will try and blame methane on humans.
Drugs, medicines and even alcohol have an effect in doses of milligrams against an adult body weight of say 80kg. We do not question that these ratios can cause an affect on us. Why is is so hard for some to believe that a doubling of methane will also have an effect. However I do question blaming livestock and agriculture because before livestock there were herds of antelope, bison, buffalo millions strong on every continent and any land converted to crops had existing vegetation before the cropping. I suspect the satellite will find that Oil/Petro/chemical industry is the source of much of the extra methane. Methane emissions may now be naturally multipliying due to faster decomposition of organic matter due to rising temperatures caused by these industries.
This curve https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_methane_emissions
seems similar to the “Average Atmospheric Methane Concentrations” curve in this article.
Great article… Pity about the comments. Go back to the old ways… Letters to the editor
I have another mystery for you. Why is it that we’re still reading global warming articles when there hasn’t been any global warming for 20+ years? I know, we get it, it’s now called ‘climate change’ to cover anything and everything, but seriously. Now that we all know that the ‘global warming’ religion has been debunked over and over and over again with manipulated data and bias weather models, you’re just shooting a dead horse with these type of articles. Whether you’re talking about CO2 or methane any other small percentages of man-made gas in the atmosphere, they’re small percentages that only some scientists have agreed to jump on that catastrophic bandwagon. Once again, these bombshell articles are just asinine. You could probably pick any gas in the atmosphere, cherry pick data for few years, create some more bias weather models, and come with any number of earth ending scenarios. Fact is, you’ll have just as many scientists proving you otherwise as we currently do with CO2 levels.
This only always boils down to money and big government control. Period. The changes that this earth goes through over centuries and millenniums weren’t created by humans and can’t be adjusted by humans or governments. The changes that humans have tagged as ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’ are natural occurrences, normal natural cycles, and normal, natural, self-correcting, well-designed changes. No, it’s not too late to take care of our planet. We should all pick up after ourselves. Nobody will disagree with that. But, this catastrophic fear mongering of world ending scenarios HAS TO STOP. One way to get it stop, at least in America, is to stop voting for loony, power hungry politicians that keep perpetuating the scam.
Listen to yourself for once mate.
… “natural, normal, self-correcting” … in a word, regulated.
For-profit humans have jacked with the regulator before realizing how little heat we can take.
There’s your “money”, and the PTB have the best government and law that money can buy.
Although living in fear is useless, the Titanic would have fared better with due diligence.
Just more fake science… Physics proves that CO2 and Methane have nothing to do with climate! These frauds are swindling the gullible public!
Nobody wants to factor in the effects of the sulfur and CFC regulations initiated in the early 90s and followed by the rapid industrialization of China (which has ramped up manufacture CFCs despite the global ban) the decrease in aerosols is not something that fits the carbon narrative.
Isolating the good information herein is we can demand frack fuel is obtained without leaks.
Otherwise the information has leaned far towards methane as the product of the temperature
rise already achieved & is happening now constituting the “do something” timetable.
More correctly is the doing SomeThings Now.
We do not have an effective Government of Governments.
The way to get a Government of Governments is to ban the bomb. This would mean
a fund for permanent war of enforcement of that ban.
It would mean once there is an international force & fund concurrent to the permanent war
of enforcement of the ban a concurrent funding of technology & systems would be possible.
Find the nation with nuclear weapons that has the fewest. Bring all nations down to that number
and move from there to total elimination.
Both Nukes and Climate change are existisitential threats to human civilization.
Hence it follows combining them into an international organization to be limited is pragmatic.
Could the source of methane come from the vast amounts of methane hydrate in the ocean which could be starting to degas?Could real time detection of methane, allow researchers to follow the concentration gradient directly to source? One of the mars lander has methane detecting instrumentation which gives real time analysis of methane. Does drager make ampules to detect methane? Could microbiological methods be used to engineer wetland microbiome so as to have a microbiome with bacteria that metabolized ch4 into c02?Bacteriaphage which attack methanogens could be applied to wetlands to reduce methane generating bacteria, and cultures of methane metabolizing bacteria could be applied to wetlands.
In an enclosed structure with minimal air movement, a detector kit could find the source; but in the grand outside, you would only chase the wind:
Perhaps satellites with spectrometry or similar could spot methane regions; but I suspect coexisting water vapor would “cloud” the view. Water vapor itself is one of the most potent GH gases, but the effect is short-lived.
Anytime you mess with Mother Nature at scale, e.g., engineering wetlands or other large spaces, especially fooling with biodiversity, you will reap unintended consequences at scale. Unfortunately, the gene pool has no lifeguard.
The greatest solution to “climate change” – intensification of whatever the climate is doing right now – is to stop the greed-based causes, rather than merely ameliorating them (and allowing them to continue) with risky fixes.
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