A more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, methane emissions will leap as Earth warms

A more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, methane emissions will leap as Earth warms

Amore potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, methane emissionswill leap as Earth warms

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Thejournal is about the effects of methane gas in greenhouses ascompared to carbon dioxide. According to the author, methane gas is30 times more destructive in greenhouse gases and is on high increaseof the earth’s temperatures methane is considered as a more potentand heat-trapping gas. Consequently, the findings indicated in theresearch is that the rise in the temperature result to increasedamount of methane that is entering into the atmosphere in most casesmethane gas is generated by the microorganism whose habitants are thelakes (both in freshwater and sediment lands). The results in thearticle indicate that the increases on the level of methane arerelative to the increase of temperatures making its quantity toincrease several times (Sciencedaily, 2014).Consequently, according to the article, with the increase of earth’stemperature more methane will be realized to the atmosphere thusoutpacing the amount of carbon dioxide released in the greenhouses.

Thisresearch is important to the society because people can learn the process through which methane which is the third most commongreenhouses gas enter the atmosphere. Consequently, the research isessential to the community and the whole world because scientists canuse the results obtained to explain the effects of having methane andnot carbon dioxide in greenhouses. In addition, the targetpopulation gets to know that the process through which methane gas isgenerated is referred to as methanogenesis.

However,the article affirms that this process can bedevil the scientists’way of working because it depends on chemicals, temperatures,ecological and physical factors. This alerts the target populationthat the future might e hotter due to emission of the gases. This isan indication that the scientist conducted an extra research usingthe varying knowledge about the topic. Consequently, the researcherwent further to determine whether increase in global temperaturewould increase the amount of methane emitted in a greenhouse (Carlin,2007).

Themain focus of the researcher is to know the relationship between theincrease of methane level in the atmosphere and the increase earth’stemperature. What the researcher does not know is whether a direct orindirect relationship between the two variables is. The hypothesisused examined methane and temperature emissions from hundreds ofecosystems in the world (Hoeller,Dean, &amp Nicolaisen, 1990).

Thelevel of temperature and methane gas rise was taken as a measurabledata. The results obtained indicated that high increase of methane infreshwater thrived with increase on earth’s temperatures (Flannery,2007). However, the results obtained were found to be dependent onthe temperatures making the process to be temperature sensitivity.This created a room for future research where researchers can gofurther to determine the level of dependence between methane gas andtemperatures.


Carlin,A. (2007). Global Climate Change Control: Is There a Better Strategythan Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions?. Universityof Pennsylvania Law Review,1401-1497.

Flannery,T. (2007). Theweather makers: How man is changing the climate and what it means forlife on earth.Grove Press.

Hoeller,P., Dean, A., &amp Nicolaisen, J. (1990). A survey of studies of thecosts of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Sciencedaily. (2014). A more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide,methane emissions will leap as Earth warms. Princeton University.