Seven-year stabilization of methane may slow global warming, UCI scientists say

Irvine, Calif., November 20, 2006

Scientists at UC Irvine have determined that levels of atmospheric methane – an influential greenhouse gas – have stayed nearly flat for the past seven years, which follows a rise that spanned at least two decades.

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Mike Tidwell comments;

Flat is good. Any resumption is bad. A concern in all this is the stability of the 15,000 gigatons of methane hydrate on the sea floor. -MT

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