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Expert reaction to study looking at recalculating human-generated methane emissions

1 month ago   |   By Science Media Centre

Research, published in Nature, reports that man made methane emissions may currently be underestimated.
Prof Dave Reay, Chair in Carbon Management, Executive Director Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, University of Edinburgh, said:
“This is a salutary reminder of just how uncertain our accounting of global methane emissions actually is. The study blows a sizeable hole in the natural methane budget and instead points the finger firmly at human activity, and specifically our extraction and distribution of fossil fuels. We tend to use so-called ‘bottom-up' estimates for these emissions...
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