Natural Gas Worse Than Coal and Oil for Global Warming

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Post By: franco b » Tue. Oct. 11, 2016 10:44 am

Dr. Robert Howarth, a professor of ecology and environmental biology, came to this conclusion after assessing the best available data and analyzing greenhouse gas footprints for both methane (including shale gas and conventional gas) and carbon dioxide over a timescale of 20-years following emissions.

The findings are published in Energy Science & Engineering.

"While emissions of carbon dioxide are less from natural gas than from coal and oil, methane emissions are far greater. Methane is such a potent greenhouse gas that these emissions make natural gas a dangerous fuel from the standpoint of global warming over the next several decades," said Dr. Howarth. "Society should wean ourselves from all fossil fuels and not rely on the myth that natural gas is an acceptable bridge fuel to a sustainable future."

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Post By: davidmcbeth3 » Tue. Oct. 11, 2016 10:49 am

Green house gases ? We need more of them with that ice age a-coming !

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Post By: lsayre » Tue. Oct. 11, 2016 11:03 am

There is some valid science with regard to methane causing warming, as opposed to the shaky science of CO2. This gentleman is likely hitting the nail on the head. By forcing coal fired power plants to convert to NG, we have likely pressed down hard on the global warming accelerator.

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Post By: Lightning » Tue. Oct. 11, 2016 2:27 pm

So what he's saying is that a lot of methane is lost to the atmosphere in the process of mining it?


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Post By: waldo lemieux » Tue. Oct. 11, 2016 4:15 pm

Lightning wrote:So what he's saying is that a lot of methane is lost to the atmosphere in the process of mining it?
Has to be it as I pretty sure there is no methane left over as a combustion by product, or maybe gas drillers fart more than coal miners :D

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Post By: Lightning » Tue. Oct. 11, 2016 4:27 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:Has to be it as I pretty sure there is no methane left over as a combustion by product, or maybe gas drillers fart more than coal miners
That would be an awful lot of ass gas...

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Post By: warminmn » Tue. Oct. 11, 2016 4:57 pm

I remember several years ago the "stink" raised about cow flatulence, the methane contained in it. If all this were true I wonder what environmentalists would do? Nothing probably.

edit: Im staying out of waldo's mine. :sick: :lol:

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Post By: SWPaDon » Tue. Oct. 11, 2016 5:06 pm

Actually is has just recently started hitting the airwaves about methane being released during the fracking process. The environmentalist are just finding out.

*censored* will be hitting the fan very soon, but the plan is to completely destroy coal first.


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Post By: warminmn » Tue. Oct. 11, 2016 5:39 pm

Geez, pretty soon I wont be able to burn inner tubes in my stove. Whats the world coming too? :lol:

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Post By: SWPaDon » Tue. Oct. 11, 2016 5:41 pm

Pretty soon, you'll be arrested if you 'have' a stove.

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Post By: franco b » Tue. Oct. 11, 2016 6:24 pm

It gets worse. It turns out that agriculture and swamps as well as cow burps are the major contributors. Banning agriculture would solve the obesity problem.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160927082908.htm

It may be the major driver of any global warming.

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