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Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Sharp rises in levels of methane

Sharp rises in levels of methane – which is a powerful greenhouse gas – have strengthened over the past four years. 

Some researchers believe the spread of intense farming in Africa may be involved, in particular in tropical regions where conditions are becoming warmer and wetter because of climate change. 

Rising numbers of cattle – as well as wetter and warmer swamps – are producing more and more methane, it is argued. 

If nothing can be done about the rise in methane levels, then even more cuts will have to be made in CO2 emissions. 

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