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Methane leaks are on the increase and this is bad news

Methane leaks are on the increase and this is bad news. Large methane leaks rose 32 percent in the first eight months of 2020, according to Paris-based data firm Karryos, as Reuters reported.

According to Karryos’ data, in some methane hotspots, emissions rose 40 percent higher than over the same time frame in 2019.

Those areas were Algeria, Russia and Turkmenistan. In addition to those three countries, the U.S., Iraq and Iran were the three largest methane emitters in the first two-thirds of 2020, as The Washington Post reported.


“Despite much talk of climate action by energy industry stakeholders, global methane emissions continue to increase steeply.”

Antoine Rostand, president of Karryos

Methane does not stick around the atmosphere as long as carbon dioxide, but it is a far more potent gas in the short term.

In fact, according to Climate Change News, methane’s impact on the heating of the planet is 84 times higher than CO2 over its first 20 years.

By Pierrick Senelaer

Drawing United is a collective of artists, started off by Pierrick Senelaer, who cares for our environment and planet and who want to use their art and creativity to raise awareness and/or support a good cause.

ACT NOW! "The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it"Robert Swann

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