In this article the Guardian discusses the unique role methane has in climate change. On one hand methane traps 80 times more heat than carbon dioxide, raising temperatures at a much faster rate than CO2. On the other hand it only stays in the atmosphere for a decade, much shorter than CO2’s century long lifespan. This makes it one of the most detrimental ways we are heating our planet, and also a great opportunity we have of saving our planet. This is because after cutting back on methane, we could observe a difference within the decade. From the article “An emissions cut of 45% by 2030, which the UN says is possible, would prevent 0.3C of temperature rise
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