Citing IPCC Report, Officials Push Dual Focus On Curbing Methane, CO2

August 9, 2021
A top Biden administration official and environmentalists are citing drastic findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to call for a heightened focus on curbing emissions of methane, which is a much more potent greenhouse gas over the short term than carbon dioxide. They argue that significantly slashing methane from oil and gas operations, landfills, and the agriculture sector can provide major near-term benefits from slowing global warming, buying policymakers space to continue longer-range efforts to decarbonize the...


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