Impact of Global Warming and Rising C02 on Methane Emissions from Natural Vegetation

By | July 12, 2013

 

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What impact do global warming, the ongoing rise in the air’s carbon dioxide (CO2) content and a number of other contemporary environmental trends have on the atmosphere’s methane (CH4) concentration? The implications of this question are substantial, in light of the fact that methane is a more powerful greenhouse gas, molecule for molecule, than is carbon dioxide. We here consider this question as it applies to methane emissions associated with natural vegetation.