The bane of methane

  1. Methane is not only warming in itself it also contributes towards formation of regional ozone (which adds to warming).
  2. Methane is emitted largely from coal mining, oil and gas production, municipal solid waste and wet rice fields.
  3. Uses – Methane from waste is a resource and there is significant scope of capturing this from municipal waste.
  4. Liability – Methane emissions from the wet rice cultivation is linked with the livelihood of the poor.

    Discuss: Methane is the 2nd most important greenhouse gas. CH4 is more potent than CO2 because the radiative forcing produced per molecule is greater.

  1. Methane is not only warming in itself it also contributes towards formation of regional ozone (which adds to warming).
  2. Methane is emitted largely from coal mining, oil and gas production, municipal solid waste and wet rice fields.
  3. Uses – Methane from waste is a resource and there is significant scope of capturing this from municipal waste.
  4. Liability – Methane emissions from the wet rice cultivation is linked with the livelihood of the poor.

    Discuss: Methane is the 2nd most important greenhouse gas. CH4 is more potent than CO2 because the radiative forcing produced per molecule is greater.