Methane is 80 times more effective than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere.
- Methane is the second most abundant greenhouse gas on the planet.
- A recent study analyzed ice core samples from the pre-industrial era to measure the extent to which industry has played a role in increasing atmospheric methane levels.
- The researchers note that their results suggest action can be taken to stem methane pollution.
Environmental concerns have caused some to opt-out of reproduction, both to help the planet and to protect their would-be children.
Scientists propose an unexpected location for extraterrestrial life.