Reuters-By Tim Cocks
Gas flaring is seen at Mexico’s state-run oil monopoly Pemex platform “Ku Maloob Zaap” in the Northeast Marine Region of Pemex Exploration and Production in the Bay of Campeche April 19, 2013. Picture taken April 19, 2013. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Garcia/File Photo
MATTER OF URGENCY
After being largely ignored for decades, scientists now know that methane is much more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas in the short term, even though it lingers for only a decade in the atmosphere before breaking down while CO2 lingers for centuries.
WHERE IT COMES FROM
WORSE THAN COAL?