Methane emissions from fracking, other causes are a serious climate-change threat: T. Nelson Thompson – cleveland.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. — When U.S. envoy John Kerry spoke last month at the U.N. climate change summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, he focused on the need to reduce methane emissions from natural gas production. Here’s why he was right:
Climate change is like the big, low-growl dog that’s about to bite you. In the case of global warming, the big bite is from natural gas, 95% of which is methane. And methane emissions are about 83 times more powerful over a 20-year period at heating the atmosphere than carbon dioxide is.