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Methane revelations might benefit our farmers

Monday 24 Feb 20 11:00am

NIWA principal atmospheric technician Tony Bromley extracts methane from air samples derived from the ice cores

REVELATIONS that fossil fuels are responsible for a greater percentage of methane in the atmosphere than was thought could be good news for New Zealand farmers but only if the rest of the world is prompted to cut fossil-fuel extraction more quickly.

Methane is a short-lived but powerful greenhouse gas, which means reducing the amount of it being released is a relatively fast way of bringing climate change under control.

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