Saturday, March 15, 2014

Video - Methane is a Potent Greenhouse Gas


Methane is one of the most destructive global warming causing greenhouse gases. By some estimates it is 34 times more harmful to our climate than carbon dioxide. The explosion in Harlem last week is a tragic reminder of just how common it is for natural gas (methane) to leak from pipelines. Methane seeps from wells while it is being extracted. It also leaks from the sea floor due to global warming which is causing ice and permafrost to melt in the Arctic.

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