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Total amount of methane released

Total amount of methane released

Postby cacofonix » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:58 am

Is there a source for the total amount of methane released into the atmosphere every year? Methane is a more potent GHG than CO2 (25 times more potent) and so let's not just focus on CO2 sequestration and forget something that could be far more damaging...

Methane is released from gases exhaled from cows and other cattle...now, there are millions of cows and that could be a lot of gas! Similarly, methane is released from landfills and anaerobic digesters, but this methane is usually used for producing heating or electricity and so what you get is CO2...

A good idea of the total amount of methane released into the atmosphere compared to the total amount of CO2 released will be useful data
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