Methane Mendacity – And Madness

The Methane Scam:

One of alarmists’ favorite lies is that “methane is 30 times worse than CO2”

This is complete BS. Methane’s absorption bands almost completely overlap with H2O, and methane concentrations in the atmosphere are very low. CH4 quickly oxides and disappears from the atmosphere, so there can never be a lot of methane in a warm atmosphere with a large concentration of O2.

Methane contributes almost nothing to Earth’s greenhouse effect.
(Steve Goddard)

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Radical green and government agitators slam methane in latest bid to terminate fossil fuel use

Driessenprofile2By Paul Driessen ~

Quick: What is 17 cents out of $100,000? If you said 0.00017 percent, you win the jackpot.

That number, by sheer coincidence, is also the percentage of methane in Earth’s atmosphere. That’s a trivial amount, you say: 1.7 parts per million. There’s three times more helium and 230 times more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. You’re absolutely right, again.

cows-300x187Equally relevant, only 19% of that global methane comes from oil, natural gas and coal production and use. Fully 33% comes from agriculture: 12% from rice growing and 21% from meat production. Still more comes from landfills and sewage treatment (11%) and burning wood and animal dung (8%). The remaining 29% comes from natural sources: oceans, wetlands, termites, forest fires and volcanoes.

The manmade portions are different for the USA:…

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One Comment on “Methane Mendacity – And Madness”

  1. chaamjamal says:

    Yet another problem with the methane narrative is that AGW theory has to do with introducing EXTRANEOUS carbon, previously sequestered under the ground, into the surface-atmosphere carbon cycle.

    But somewhere along the way, the AGW people forgot their own theory and started to add surface phenomena to an equation where surface phenomena do not belong.

    I did take a look at the FAO data for total agricultural emissions of methane and found that changes in atmospheric methane (net of oxidation losses) are not responsive to these methane emissions,


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