At COP26, Scientists, Policy Experts Call on World Leaders to Support Atmospheric Methane Removal & Emissions Cuts

News Release For immediate release Contacts:       In New York:  Stephen Kent, skent@kentcom.com, +1 914 589 5988 In Glasgow at COP26:  Daphne Wysham, daphne@methaneaction.org, +44(0)7717102395 At COP26, Scientists, Policy Experts Call on World Leaders to Support Atmospheric Methane Removal Plus Methane Emissions Cuts to Avoid 1.5 Degrees C Rise in Temperatures [Glasgow – November 2] Methane Action, a nonprofit […]

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In Chemical & Engineering News: Methane cuts could slow extreme climate change

Methane has been somewhat neglected in discussions about climate change, but it’s been getting more attention lately, including in the most recent scientific report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). “As hard as reducing CO2 is, we’re not going to meet our temperature targets by tackling CO2 alone,” says Rob Jackson, an earth system scientist at Stanford […]

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In The Hill: Focus on methane is timely and appropriate

Policymakers have gotten the memo about methane’s outsized role in climate change, and thankfully, they’re swinging into action to reduce methane pollution, including a new U.S.-EU pledge to cut methane emissions 30 percent. But since the promised cuts can’t cover all methane sources, there is uncertainty about how far and how fast they will lower atmospheric methane […]

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In The Royal Society Publishing: Methane removal and the proportional reductions in surface temperature and ozone

Abstract Mitigating climate change requires a diverse portfolio of technologies and approaches, including negative emissions or removal of greenhouse gases. Previous literature focuses primarily on carbon dioxide removal, but methane removal may be an important complement to future efforts. Methane removal has at least two key benefits: reducing temperature more rapidly than carbon dioxide removal […]

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In The Royal Society Publishing: Atmospheric methane removal: a research agenda

Abstract Atmospheric methane removal (e.g. in situ methane oxidation to carbon dioxide) may be needed to offset continued methane release and limit the global warming contribution of this potent greenhouse gas. Because mitigating most anthropogenic emissions of methane is uncertain this century, and sudden methane releases from the Arctic or elsewhere cannot be excluded, technologies for methane […]

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New Declaration Offers a Policy Framework for Pursuing Atmospheric Methane Removal and Aggressive Emissions Cuts

Contact:  Stephen Kent, skent@kentcom.com, 914-589-5988 As Governments take steps to reduce methane, a new Declaration offers a policy Framework for pursuing atmospheric methane removal together with aggressive emissions cuts, and leading climate scientists and advocates call on governments to adopt it [Port Townsend, Washington – September 17, 2021]  Amid new efforts by governments to reduce methane […]

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In The Washington Post: LTE—Negative Emissions

[The following is a letter to the editor written by Methane Action board member Peter Jenkins that appeared here in the Washington Post on July 7, 2021.] The July 1 editorial “Melting in the Pacific Northwest” was right to glimpse a dystopian future in the current heat wave. It’s true that greenhouse gases already emitted, also known […]

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