Rising methane: is warming feeding warming? [Introduction]

Nisbet, Euan G.; Jones, Anna E. ORCID:; Skiba, Ute M. ORCID:; Pyle, John A.. 2021 Rising methane: is warming feeding warming? [Introduction] [in special issue: Rising methane: is warming feeding warming? (Part 1)] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 379 (2210), 20200459. 2, pp.

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Introduction to discussion meeting issue. Methane is the second-most important anthropogenic greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide. The atmospheric burden is rising rapidly. CH4 growth from about 720 ppb in pre-industrial times to nearly 1900 ppb now has predominantly been caused by human activity. This is proportionately a much greater rise than the increase in CO2. With a direct heating impact of about 0.5 Wm−2 and around 1 Wm−2 if indirect impacts are included, the climate warming consequences of anthropogenic methane emissions are very important.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 1364-503X
NORA Subject Terms: Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 19 Nov 2021 08:39 +0 (UTC)

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