Study: Methane Ain’t So Bad After All

And just like that the WEF’s methane narrative collapsed.

Methane is a greenhouse gas with dual personalities. It heats Earth’s atmosphere 28 times as potently as carbon dioxide, gram for gram. But its absorption of the sun’s radiation high in the atmosphere also alters cloud patterns — casting a bit of shadow on its warming effect.

So rather than adding even more thermal energy to the atmosphere, as previously thought, methane’s solar absorption sets off a cascade of events that reduces its overall warming effect by about 30 percent, researchers report March 16 in Nature Geoscience.

“These are really interesting and important results,” says Rachael Byrom, a climate scientist at the CICERO Center for International Climate Research in Oslo who wasn’t involved in the new study. Nonetheless, she says, “methane still remains a really key gas that we need to target in emissions reductions.”

Essentially, the results of the scientific manuscript state that methane soaks up a large amount of atmospheric solar radiation that, in turn, inhibits energy from reaching earth. Consequently, previous predictions of methane’s warming impact are slashed by about 30 percent.

This is welcome news since almost a year before this study was published in Nature Geoscience, a scientific paper submitted by scientists at Stanford University said that the impact of methane was undervalued, meaning that the effects of methane were worse than originally thought.

This is not only bad news for climate alarmists but also for Bill Gates. As a result of the scientist’s research published in the Nature Geoscience, Gates just wasted a large sum of cash recently investing in a company named Windfall Bio. According to Benzinga, the company is a startup that is taking dead aim at methane emissions from large cattle farms, which is one of the main sources of methane in the atmosphere.

Now let us pay him some respect by getting out our tiny violins and play him a sad tune to help Bill and even Joe Biden get over their loss. There, there. Everything will be okay.