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  •  Methane is WORSE than CO2!!!!!! (3+ / 0-)
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    sockpuppet, xynz, Creosote

    As noted above by 4CasandChlo.

    I believe methane is something like 23x as potent as CO2 while it's in the atmosphere, but stays in the atmosphere for something like 1/5 as long. So it's only 5x as potent, more or less, in the long run.

    But given the fact that early effects can multiply via a self-reinforcing feedback loop, 23x is probably the number to focus on.

    Shit.

    "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

    by HeyMikey on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 01:14:43 PM PDT

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