Upward revision of global fossil fuel methane emissions based on isotope database

  title={Upward revision of global fossil fuel methane emissions based on isotope database},
  author={Stefan Schwietzke and O. Sherwood and L. Bruhwiler and J. Miller and G. Etiope and E. Dlugokencky and S. Michel and Victoria A. Arling and B. Vaughn and J. White and P. Tans},
  • Stefan Schwietzke, O. Sherwood, +8 authors P. Tans
  • Published 2016
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Methane has the second-largest global radiative forcing impact of anthropogenic greenhouse gases after carbon dioxide, but our understanding of the global atmospheric methane budget is incomplete. The global fossil fuel industry (production and usage of natural gas, oil and coal) is thought to contribute 15 to 22 per cent of methane emissions to the total atmospheric methane budget. However, questions remain regarding methane emission trends as a result of fossil fuel industrial activity and… CONTINUE READING
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