Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Methane Gas As A Major Factor

A still image from the first animation ever produced showing the global
distribution of methane, the second most important greenhouse gas. Dr. Michael
Buchwitz and Oliver Schneising from the Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP)
at the University of Bremen in Germany produced the animation using Envisat
SCIAMACHY observations from 2003 to 2005. (Credit: IUP/IFE, Univ. Bremen

Estimates are that "methane molecules trap heat with an efficiency that is 20 times larger than that of a molecule of carbon dioxide".


I add these facts about methane gas just to add fuel to the fire. (Pun intended.) If it is true that methane gas has more of an affect on global warming than carbon dioxide, I would think spending billions and billions of dollars trying to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is rather silly, no.......stupid, no...... idiotic. (A separate U.N. report last year found that emissions (methane gas) from cows do more to drive global warming than C02 from cars,
All of this panic and hysteria about the impending doom of human life on planet Earth caused by mankind's release of "greenhouse gases", particularly carbon dioxide, just don't add up; they make no sense at all. Something coming from the environmentalist camp smells awfully rotten, and it sure isn't methane gas.

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