Help keep One Green Planet free and independent! Together we can ensure our platform remains a hub for empowering ideas committed to fighting for a sustainable, healthy, and compassionate world. Please support us in keeping our mission strong.
An upcoming report by the United Nations notes the importance of reducing methane emissions in order to reduce Global warming. Methane may be more crucial to keeping normal temperatures than previously thought, the New York Times reported.
Source: Sky News/YouTube
The report is expected to discuss methane, a large part of natural gas, and how its reduction will help mitigate the worst effects of climate change. Both carbon dioxide and methane reached record-high levels in the atmosphere in 2020.
The report points to the fossil fuel industry holding the power to reduce these emissions. While methane is potent to the atmosphere, it also lasts a relatively short time compared to other greenhouse gases. This means cutting emissions now would help countries hit emission reduction targets.
In the United States, the Biden Administration continues its push to reduce emissions. “Methane gets less attention than its big bad brother, carbon dioxide, but in truth methane is like carbon dioxide on steroids,” Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, said during a discussion on reducing emissions.
- Greta Thunberg Pushes Biden to ‘Treat Climate Crisis Like a Crisis’
- Lawsuit Against Federal Government Frames Healthy Climate as Legal Right
- Trump Eliminates Major Rule on Methane Emissions Freeing Oil and Gas Companies from Repairing Leaks
- Biden to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline
- John Kerry Chosen as Climate Envoy for Biden Administration
- Cows Contribute A Third of the World’s GHG Emissions
- Shocking Emissions Linked to Dairy Companies
- Methane Gas From Landfills Burns and Injures Birds
- 5 Facts About Animal Agriculture and Air Pollution That You Just Can’t Argue With
- How Factory Farming Creates Air Pollution
For more Animal, Earth, Life, Vegan Food, Health, and Recipe content published daily, subscribe to the One Green Planet Newsletter! Lastly, being publicly-funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high-quality content. Please consider supporting us by donating!