Report: Halting the Vast Release of Methane Is Critical for Climate, U.N. Says

New York Times: Halting the Vast Release of Methane Is Critical for Climate, U.N. Says. A major United Nations report will declare that slashing emissions of methane, the main component of natural gas, is far more vital than previously thought. [Report not yet released.]

A landmark United Nations report is expected to declare that reducing emissions of methane, the main component of natural gas, will need to play a far more vital role in warding off the worst effects of climate change.

The global methane assessment, compiled by an international team of scientists, reflects a growing recognition that the world needs to start reining in planet-warming emissions more rapidly, and that abating methane, a particularly potent greenhouse gas, will be critical in the short term.

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