Methane emissions spike: Is there one main culprit?

The level of methane in the atmosphere has risen dramatically in the last decade—and climate scientists are worried. Although there's still roughly 60 times less of it floating around than carbon dioxide, the gas heats the planet 86 times more intensely than CO? over a 20-year period, meaning that it accounts for about a quarter of human-caused global heating we're experiencing today. And because it's so potent in the short-term, fluctuations in its levels can have large and rapid impacts on how much global temperature rises in the next few decades.

Fracking blamed for all that methane

Chemical fingerprint reveals a tell-tale change in carbon composition.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Cosmos Magazine

New study: Fracking prompts global spike in atmospheric methane

As methane concentrations increase in the Earth's atmosphere, chemical fingerprints point to a probable source: shale oil and gas, according to new Cornell University research published today ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Phys.org

Fracking prompts global spike in atmospheric methane, Wed 14 Aug 19 from Newswise

Fracking prompts global spike in atmospheric methane, study suggests, Wed 14 Aug 19 from ScienceDaily

New study: Fracking prompts global spike in atmospheric methane, Wed 14 Aug 19 from Eurekalert

Fracking boom could explain the puzzling rise in global methane levels

The shale gas boom could be to blame for rising methane in the atmosphere. If the trend continues, it could put our climate goals in greater jeopardy

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Newscientist

Fracking causes massive surge in methane emissions

Among greenhouse gasses, methane is now the second most important one causing climate change. Its expansion in the last few years can be linked to the larger development of shale gas and shale ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from ZME Science

Anti-Fracking Ecologist Robert Howarth Is Back With A New Cosmic Claim About Methane

If you are worried about climate change and don't embrace natural gas as a bridge to whatever energy wins the future - solar, hydrogen, nuclear - you don't understand energy density and emissions.read ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Science 2.0

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