Under the worst-case scenarios laid out in the United Nations’ climate change projections, global temperatures would increase more
Worst-case emissions projections are already off-track
US Methane “Hotspot” is Snapshot of Local Pollution
A giant methane cloud caught by satellite in 2014 looming over the U.S. Southwest wasn’t a persistent hotspot, as first thought when it made national news. Instead, the methane cloud was the nightly build-up of polluted air that trapped emissions of the potent greenhouse gas near the ground, according to a new CIRES- and NOAA-led study.