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Extracting natural gas from shale could do more to aggravate global warming than mining coal, according to a Cornell study published in the May issue of Climatic Change Letters (105:5).
While natural gas has been touted as a clean-burning fuel that produces less carbon dioxide than coal, but ecologist Robert Howarth from Cornell University warns that we should be more concerned about methane leaking into the atmosphere during hydraulic fracturing.
Natural gas is mostly methane, which is a much more potent greenhouse gas, especially in the short term, than carbon dioxide (CO2. Join Robert Howarth from Cornell and BCSEA moderators for a Webinar on this topic.
More on the topic here: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/April11/GasDrillingDirtier.html
Dr. Robert Howarth chairs the International SCOPE Biofuels Project, is Past President of the Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation, directs the Agricultural Ecosystems Program at Cornell University, and represents the State of New York on the science and technical advisory committee of the Chesapeake Bay Program. He is also the Founding Editor of the journal "Biogeochemistry" and served as its Editor-in-Chief from 1983 to 2004. Rob was also honored as one of Time Magazine's 'People Who Mattered' in 2011.
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