TITLE

The Methane Misconceptions

AUTHOR(S)
Flood, Wilson
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Energy & Environment;2011, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p233
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A doubling of the amount of methane in the atmosphere with its present composition would produce a warming equal to only about one thirtieth of the warming produced by a doubling of carbon dioxide.At present rates of increase it would take about 360 years for atmospheric methane levels to double.Molecule for molecule, methane is 7 times more effective at being a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.Present changes in atmospheric methane levels pose no environmental risk whatsoever.
ACCESSION #
60573834

 

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