09. October 2014 · Comments Off on University Methane · Categories: News

The only reason why he is called to this natural gas is because, like any other gas in the atmosphere, exists without the artifice of human beings and is the least dirty between non-renewable energy sources. So, what is transported by the call via green with the name of natural gas is another fossil fuel more in the long run just as dirty, like pork and just as polluting as fuel that exploded and burned as the case of CAPECO (google). No matter how much safer is the gas natural in relation to oil, this is still a fossil fuel and a hydrocarbon. Methane is a gas more potent than carbon dioxide to trap the heat, although it doesn’t last the same time in the atmosphere. A year of emissions of a large dam, has an impact of warming equivalent to more than 20 years of 7.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide – this is more higher than the total emissions of carbon dioxide emitted by the burning of fossil fuels in the United States.(source). Scientists have recorded a one-third increase in the amount of methane gas that seeps into the groundwater layer of permanent ice of the Arctic in the past five years, which could result in an increase of 10 degrees of the average temperature of the area by the year 2100. This discovery, carried out by scientists from the University of Edinburgh and published in the journal Science, is the result of several investigations in recent years in the zone Artica pointing to that the permahielo was melting and releasing methane in large quantities.

Not yet melted ice layer holds billions of tons of methane, a greenhouse gas much more harmful than carbon dioxide, which has led many scientists to describe the melting of the permahielo of the Arctic as a bomb that could put an end to efforts to contain the change climate. Climate change in the Arctic, where is developing two times faster that the rest of the world, can be explained by the recent increase continued global methane levels in the atmosphere since 2007, after a decade of stable emissions of this gas. In conclusion, the carbon dioxide is 21 times less harmful than the methane. In other words, it is the natural gas that must have respect, care, attention or further study. We hope that the Conference in Cancun is not another simple greeting but the beginning of another mentality, other actions, other commitments and other punishable legal complaints.

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