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Climate change: carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas but cutting methane emissions is crucial too

The Extinction Chronicles

 – Dr Richard Dixon

New research has concluded that methane has a much more powerful effect on temperature than once thought, writes Dr Richard Dixon

<img class=”i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer” style=”max-width: 100%; display: block !important; object-fit: cover;” role=”presentation” src=”data:;base64,” alt=”” aria-hidden=”true” />A climate change protestor calls for action on climate change, but carbon dioxide is not the only gas we need to worry about. Methane also plays a significant role.  (Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

A climate change protestor calls for action on climate change, but carbon dioxide is not the only gas we need to worry about. Methane also plays a significant role. (Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

There has been increased concern about the role of methane in causing climate change in recent weeks. We all know that the main greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide, which comes mainly from burning fossil fuels. But the second most important greenhouse gas is methane. We know it mostly as the natural gas that is in use in many people’s homes. Methane emissions come mainly…

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