Climate Change have become a global concern. Recently scientists done a research and found that methane emissions due to human activity have a great impact on global warming.
A new study by the University of Reading shows increasing concern over effect of methane to global sea level rise. According to the research, it is not a short term effect rather it could be factor for centuries to come.
Methane emissions come from human activities such as leakage from natural gas systems and the raising of livestock. Soil management and rice production also causes emission of methane.
Furthermore, Study suggests that it’s not only carbon dioxide that cause climate change but methane also plays a crucial role in it. Emission of methane caused a warming effect which is about one third of the warming effect cause by carbon dioxide.
Impact on Climate Change
Showing concerns over the climate change, Professor Keith Shine, Regius Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science said.
To evaluate the long-term effects of Methane, researchers used three years benchmark i.e. 2050, 2100, 2150. According to the researchers, methane has a shorter life but its effects could be seen for centuries. To find it out,Solomon and team calculated the effect with the help of Earth Systems Model of Intermediate Complexity (EMIC). It is a climate model simulating between atmosphere, ocean and land surface to create Climate change projections over the course of decades, centuries and millennia.