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Saturday, August 21, 2010
Got Farts? Got to deal with methane also ....
Climate change initiatives have to deal with, yes C02 (carbon dioxide), but methane has to be dealt with as well. Some scientists think a frightening climate tipping point will occur when permafrost melts, releasing deeply held methane.
Methane (CH4) is a greenhouse gas that remains in the atmosphere for approximately 9-15 years. Methane is over 20 times more effective in trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide (CO2) over a 100-year period and is emitted from a variety of natural and human-influenced sources. Human-influenced sources include landfills, natural gas and petroleum systems, agricultural activities, coal mining, stationary and mobile combustion, wastewater treatment, and certain industrial process.