Future of the Environment

Methane solutions offer down payment on our climate future

Global methane emissions are on the rise. Image: Unsplash/Maria Lupan

Deborah M. Gordon

Professor of Biology, Stanford University

Ebun Ayandele

Associate, RMI

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Breakdown of the sources of methane emissions.
Livestock produces the most methane, accounting for 32% of global methane emissions. Image: UNEP and CCAC, “Global Methane Assessment,” 2021.

Large methane plumes from landfills and unmanaged waste dumps.
A growing number of satellites are spotting methane leaks. Image: Carbon Mapper
Large methane plumes from landfills and unmanaged waste dumps.
Total global methane budget is estimated at 400 Mt per year. Image: Carbon Mapper
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