“..Methane is 21 times more heat-trapping that carbon dioxide.”
If you’re a frequent reader of environmental websites – no doubt you’ve seen some version of that sentence many times.
The “twenty-times” figure is the most common way of explaining how methane (or CH4, or uncombusted natural gas) reacts in the atmosphere…”
“..Actually, any CH4 released today is at least 56 times more heat-trapping than a molecule of C02 also released today.
And because of the way it reacts in the atmosphere – the number is probably even higher -
- according to research conducted by Drew Shindell – a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Center…”
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