Are We Finally Ready to Tackle the Other Greenhouse Gas?

Methane Action’s work is featured in The New Yorker’s Climate Crisis Newsletter by Bill McKibben. Here’s an excerpt :

“Given both the threat and the opportunity, some scientists have begun wondering whether there might be ways to scrub some methane from the atmosphere. As with carbon dioxide, you can remove CH4 with “direct air capture,” which uses machines that filter the atmosphere to remove the molecules. But, as with CO2, this is, for the moment anyway, too expensive to do at scale. So a group of scientists at the California nonprofit Methane Action is looking at ways to catalyze reactions in the atmosphere that could transform the methane, and they think they may have found a method…”

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