Climate experts won’t be able to limit warming without tackling methane.
#1 source of methane is agriculture come from livestock burping & manure.
Source of methane emissions from human activity came from fossil fuel
Methane is the main component of natural gas,
Can leak into the atmosphere from pipelines and other gas infrastructure. Other methane sources -landfills, erupting volcanoes, & decomposing veggies.
This has led to a rethinking of how dairy and beef cows are fed.
Adding garlic & citrus pellets to cattle feed to disrupt methane-producing enzymes.
25 more countries have pledged to reduce methane emissions 30% by 2110,
That brings the total attendance at the methane slashing source list to 34.
China, India, Russia, & Brazil, 4th largest methane emitters haven’t signed pledge.
What is the relationship between methane and global warming?
Methane is the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas to CO2,
Lasts in the atmosphere for less time than carbon dioxide
For as long as 10 years vs. a CO2 molecule’s hundreds of years
Significantly more potent contributor to warming—about 28x more powerful as other sources.
“Reducing methane emissions was the “single fastest strategy” [to deal with climate warming.]
[Will keep temperatures 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.]
US Special Climate Envoy John Kerry announced recently.
More than 30 countries have joined pledge to slash climate-warming methane emissions by 30%