How Cutting Methane Emissions Could ‘Start Putting the Brakes’ on Damages from Climate Change
Duke experts discuss what's at stake in upcoming COP26 conference
Carbon dioxide emissions have dominated discussions about climate change, but reducing the amount of methane released into the atmosphere can also make an impact.
Later this month, the world’s largest gathering devoted to climate change, COP26, will convene in Glasgow where world leaders are expected to discuss carbon dioxide emissions and methane emissions from oil and gas production, waste, and agriculture.
Two Duke earth science and environmental policy experts—Drew Shindell, earth science professor at the Nicholas School of the Environment, and Kate Konschnik, director of the Climate and Energy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions—discussed these issues Wednesday with reporters in a virtual media briefing.