In the journal Science: To slow global warming, some researchers want to pull methane out of the air

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Methane, long eclipsed by carbon dioxide (CO2) as a villain in climate change, is having its moment in the spotlight. The United Nations climate summit opened here this week with faltering global commitments to reducing CO2, but more than 100 nations have agreed to cut their methane emissions by one-third by 2030. Officials hope cracking […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 New Yorker: Are We Finally Ready to Tackle the Other Greenhouse Gas?

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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 […]

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New IPCC report includes methane removal as part of the path to containing climate change

Scientists pioneering methane removal available for comment For immediate release Contact:  Stephen Kent, skent@kentcom.com, 914-589-5988 [Port Townsend, Washington – August 9, 2021]  Scientists whose work on methane is cited in the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on climate change welcome the report’s recognition of methane as a key driver of climate change, […]

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