Scientists from NTU Singapore have shown that the recent record-breaking increases in the atmospheric greenhouse gas methane could be explained by year-on-year changes in the climate.
Scientists show that climate change is a stronger driver of increasing atmospheric methane than expected, causing the Earth to heat up more and faster than anticipated. This is devastating to Mother Earth as Methane is 10x stronger in global warming than CO2.
Using data gathered over the last four decades to study the effects of temperature changes and rain on the atmospheric concentration of methane, the NTU team concluded that the Earth could be both delivering more, and removing less, methane into the air than previously estimated, with the result that more heat is being trapped in the atmosphere.
It’s now or never! We have to change our behavior and make our earth a better place to live!
Author: Sri Nihal Tammana
Source: Nanyang Technological University
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