Don’t blame cattle – it’s humans who caused methane levels to skyrocket

Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. The abrupt changes in the atmosphere witnessed in the past 70 years are without precedent, according to the agency. Robert Howarth is a professor of ecology […]

Control methane now, greenhouse gas expert warns

ITHACA, N.Y. – As the shale gas boom continues, the atmosphere receives more methane, adding to Earth’s greenhouse gas problem. Robert Howarth, greenhouse gas expert and ecology and environmental biology professor, fears that we may not be many years away from an environmental tipping point – and disaster. “We have to control methane immediately, and […]

Arctic methane: Spend now, or risk paying later

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE July 26, 2013  Arctic methane: Spend now, or risk paying later Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor Paulette Clancy, associate director of the Energy Institute at Cornell University and a fellow at Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, comments the economic and environmental dilemma presented by the findings of this […]