Methane is more powerful than CO₂ but has a relatively short life in the atmosphere. CO₂ hangs around for centuries. Both are bad news!
by John Lynch, 21/02/2022 in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Fatal distraction: the problem with the methane pledge
Over the past year, the world has experienced severe heatwaves, wildfires, and drought. As global temperature continues to creep upwards, these events will become more frequent and more extreme. Obviously, humanity needs to make a concerted effort to rapidly bring down greenhouse gas emissions to limit warming to 1.5-2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as global leaders agreed to do when they signed the Paris Agreement.