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Living Planet: Methane — The forgotten greenhouse gas

Methane is a very powerful greenhouse gas — yet it doesn’t get much attention in climate discussions. Methane emissions, which come mostly from fossil fuels and agriculture, keep going up. So why is this so hard to get a handle on? Rob Jackson, an Earth sciences professor at Stanford University in California and chair of the Global Carbon Project, explains.

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