Climate Change, Methane and CO2 Impacts

Natural gas firms scale up conversion of methane from animals (and humans) – March 9, 2020

Concentration of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere Hits Record High – Feb. 12, 2020

Study: Methane emissions in central U.S. twice EPA estimates – Jan. 30, 2020

Airborne measurements point to low EPA methane estimates in south central US – Jan. 27, 2020

New Satellite Data Reveals One of the Largest Methane Leaks in U.S. History – Dec. 17, 2019

A Methane Leak, Seen From Space, Proves to Be Far Larger Than Thought – Dec. 16, 2019

Climate emergency has already begun as earth systems collapse – Dec. 6, 2019

Climate Change is Accelerating: ‘Things Are Getting Worse’ – Dec. 4, 2019

Total Ban on Fracking Urged by Health Experts: 1,500 Studies Showed ‘Damning’ Evidence of Threats to Public Health, Climate – June 2019

Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction) Sixth Edition – June 2019

House Democrats Voted for a Natural Gas Future in H.R. 1616, and Nobody Noticed – April 2019

Roll Call for H.R. 1616

Pressed by Climate Activists, Senate Democrats Plan to ‘Go on Offense’ – March 2019

Youth climate strikers: ‘We are going to change the fate of humanity’ – March 2019

Fourth National Climate Assessment assessing the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the US, now and throughout the century – November 2018

Climate change impacts worse than expected, global report warns – the world is headed for painful problems sooner than expected, as emissions keep rising – October 2018

Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn – October 2018

The world has just over a decade to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say – “There is no documented historic precedent” for the scale of changes required, the body found – October 2018

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Centigrade above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways – October 2018

New map, videos show Aliso Canyon only the tip of the iceberg
Earthworks – February 24, 2015

Massive Methane Leaks From Texas Fracking Sites Even More Significant Than Infamous Porter Ranch Gas Leak
Claire Bernish, AntiMedia – February 23, 2016

Methane Leaks Erase Climate Benefit of Fracked Gas, Countless Studies Find
Joe Romm, Think Progress – February 18, 2016

Study Ties U.S. to Spike in Global Methane Emissions
Bobby Magill, Climate Central – February 16, 2016

A bridge to nowhere: methane emissions and the greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas
Robert Howarth

(Fracked) Methane and Pipelines MYTHS VS. FACTS

Curbing Methane Pollutions from the Oil and Gas Industry
By Sierra Club

Top 5 Reasons Methane Matters
Interfaith Power and Light Blog

Recession Caused U.S. Emissions Drop, Study Says
Bobby Magill, Climate Central – July 21, 2015

IPCC report paints bleak picture of war, famine and pestilence: ‘Climate change is happening and no one in the world is immune’
Steve Connor, The Independent – March 31, 2014

More Bad News For Fracking: IPCC Warns Methane Traps Much More Heat Than We Thought
Joe Romm, Climate Progress – October 2, 2013

Earth Hurtling Towards Temperatures Not Seen in 11,000 Years
By Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams – March 8, 2013

CLIMATE CHANGE 2013: The Physical Science Basis (
Headline Statements from the Summary for Policymakers – January 30, 2014

“Venting and leaking of methane from shale gas development: response to Cathles et al.,” Climatic Change, DOI 10.1007/210584-012-0401-0, Robert W. Howarth & Renee Santoro & Anthony Ingraffea, Received: 10 December 2011 / Accepted: 10 January 2012

“Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Systems,” Background Paper Prepared for the National Climate Assessment Reference number 2011-0003, Robert Howarth (Cornell University), Drew Shindell (NASA Goddard Space Institute), Renee Santoro (Cornell University), Anthony Ingraffea (Cornell University), Nathan Phillips (Boston University), and Amy Townsend-Small (University of Cincinnati), February 25, 2012

“Methane Leaks Erode Green Credentials of Natural Gas,” Nature, Jeff Tollefson, Jan. 2013 

“Bombshell Study: High Methane Emissions Measured Over Gas Field ‘May Offset Climate Benefits of Natural Gas’ ”
By Joe Romm