- Jan 25, 2013
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Harvard researchers published a paper in the journal Geophysical Research Letters (A large increase in U.S. methane emissions over the past decade inferred from satellite data and surface observations - Turner - 2016 - Geophysical Research Letters - Wiley Online Library) last month indicating that U.S. levels of atmospheric methane, a greenhouse gas, increased more than 30 percent between 2002 and 2014. The scientists compiled satellite and surface readings of methane to arrive at their finding, one that directly contradicts the EPA’s estimate that methane during that period had not risen at all, owing to the agency’s efforts to hold it down with air-quality regulations.
In defiance of computer-model forecasts, there has been an 18-year “pause” in the warming trend even as heat-trapping gas was supposed to have billowed across the landscape. The contradiction between prediction and measurement has the look of a well-cooked hypothesis.
Asked at a House committee hearing to explain the point of air quality rules that won’t have measurable impact on temperatures, Ms. McCarthy answered, “We see it as having had enormous benefit in showing sort of domestic leadership as well as garnering support around the country for the agreement we reached in Paris.”
Meaning, global redistribution is the goal, facts be damned.
EDITORIAL: Climate change facts vs. fantasy - Washington Times
yes yes yes ... before anyone says anything, this was an editorial but I included the link to the paper it referenced.
The funny thing is that one of the biggest, maybe even THE biggest, contributor of methane & CO2 is ... wait for it ... termites.
But don't repeat that or the Obama Administration will associate the lower termite population in big cities with the benefits of Democrat Party policies.