The emissions of methane gas through oil and coal industries became very high, almost double than previously were. According to new research, a discovery that could bring more harm revealed that these gas emissions speed up the process of climate change. The study made available through Nature magazine is concerning not only officials but the entire planet. This discovery is another proof of the fact that Paris agreement was just about talking and not acting upon the matter. It has been demonstrated that the greenhouse effect is amplified day by day, increasing between 60 and 110% than the previously thought.
- The methane gas levels continue to rise.
- Authorities are concerned about the data from the last research.
Methane gas emissions play a significant role in the list of man-made sources that contribute to climate change. The impact of methane gas emissions on global warming got 25 times greater than in the case of carbon dioxide. But, according to Environmental Protection Agency, this dangerous gas vanishes more quickly from the atmosphere.
A lot of environmental experts preoccupied with this problem have praised natural gas as being cheap and clean, comparing it to fossil fuels and coal. But the latest study showed that methane gas emissions originated from transportation processes, and the recovery of natural gasses transformed the source of energy into a less suitable one.
This study underlines the fact that greenhouse effect gasses’ amount has been underestimated by scientists. It was claimed that methane emissions levels coming from the industry of fossil fuel are constant, rather than raising. In the past 30 years, their levels remained balanced. The natural gas production was the one that registered a growth in levels.
Stefan Schwietzke, an expert from the University of Colorado Boulder, argues that the cohesiveness of methane gas may appear to be due to the producers of natural gas prone to limit waste and enhance practices. The fact that the policymakers are concerned don’t change anything. The attitude towards this problem is only expressed through words. Authorities should let facts speak for themselves. Maybe if they will mobilize, they will be indeed going to obtain some useful results.
Schwietzke asserts that more studies need to be conducted to reveal even more data. It is frustrating to see new information that comes to the surface every day and determines scientists to double their concerns. What we need aren’t concerns, but facts.
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